Disagreement, equal weight and commutativity

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Abstract

How should we respond to cases of disagreement where two epistemic agents have the same evidence but come to different conclusions? Adam Elga has provided a Bayesian framework for addressing this question. In this paper, I shall highlight two unfortunate consequences of this framework, which Elga does not anticipate. Both problems derive from a failure of commutativity between application of the equal weight view and updating in the light of other evidence.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Volume149
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2009