Schippers, Michael and Siebel, Mark (2021) The logic of coherence. Synthese, 198 (8). pp. 7697-7714. ISSN 0039-7857 - 1573-0964

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To remedy the lack of precision attached to the concept of coherence, a plethora of probabilistic measures has been developed. To broaden the perspective, we do not focus on the differences between these quantitative but the differences between qualitative approaches to coherence by comparing three probabilistic definitions for the relation denoted by ‘coheres with’. To reveal the different logics underlying these relations, we introduce a considerable number of formal properties and examine whether the given coherence relations possess them. Among these properties are not only the classics reflexivity, symmetry and transitivity, but also a variety of features that concern propositions containing negation, conjunction and disjunction, as well as features that concern inconsistency, entailment and equivalence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Probability, Formal Epistemology, Coherence
Divisions: School of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 13:30
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-53061
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-020-02542-1

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