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On the Ratio Challenge for Comparativism
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2018 (English)In: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 0004-8402, E-ISSN 1471-6828, Vol. 96, no 2, p. 380-390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses a challenge for comparativists about belief, who hold that numerical degree of belief (in particular, subjective probability) is a useful fiction, unlike comparative belief, which they regard as real. The challenge is to make sense of claims like ‘I am twice as confident in A as in B’ in terms of comparative belief only. After showing that at least some comparativists can meet this challenge, I discuss implications for Zynda's [2000] and Stefánsson's [2017] defences of comparativism.

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2018. Vol. 96, no 2, p. 380-390
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comparativism, ratios, degrees of belief, comparative belief
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155565DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2017.1349159ISI: 000429349400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155565DiVA, id: diva2:1201159
Available from: 2018-04-24 Created: 2018-04-24 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved

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