Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

The Review of Symbolic Logic

Publication Date

8-2017

Volume

Advance online publication

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

What is it to believe something might be the case? We develop a puzzle that creates difficulties for standard answers to this question. We go on to propose our own solution, which integrates a Bayesian approach to belief with a dynamic semantics for epistemic modals. After showing how our account solves the puzzle, we explore a surprising consequence: virtually all of our beliefs about what might be the case provide counterexamples to the view that rational belief is closed under logical implication.

DOI

10.1017/S1755020316000514

Print ISSN

17550203

E-ISSN

17550211

Publisher Statement

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Full-text Version

Pre-print

Recommended Citation

Beddor, B. & Goldstein, S. D. (2017). Believing epistemic contradictions. The Review of Symbolic Logic. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S1755020316000514