Further results on the intransitivity of evidential support

Douven, I. E. J., Dec-2011, In : Review of Symbolic Logic. 4, 4, p. 487-497 11 p.

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  • I.E.J. Douven

It is known that evidential support, on the Bayesian definition of this notion, is intransitive. According to some, however, the Bayesian definition is too weak to be materially adequate. This paper investigates whether evidential support is transitive on some plausible probabilistic strengthening of that definition. It is shown that the answer is negative. In fact, it will appear that even under conditions under which the Bayesian notion of evidential support is transitive, the most plausible candidate strengthenings are not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-497
Number of pages11
JournalReview of Symbolic Logic
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2011



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