Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian and Bradley, Richard (2012): A Joint Characterization of Belief Revision Rules.
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This paper characterizes different belief revision rules in a unified framework: Bayesian revision upon learning some event, Jeffrey revision upon learning new probabilities of some events, Adams revision upon learning some new conditional probabilities, and `dualJeffrey' revision upon learning an entire new conditional probability function. Though seemingly different, these revision rules follow from the same two principles: responsiveness, which requires that revised beliefs be consistent with the learning experience, and conservativeness, which requires that those beliefs of the agent on which the learning experience is `silent' (in a technical sense) do not change. So, the four revision rules apply the same revision policy, yet to different kinds of learning experience.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  A Joint Characterization of Belief Revision Rules 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Subjective probability, Bayes's rule, Jeffrey's rule, axiomatic foundations, unawareness 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C00  General D  Microeconomics > D8  Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83  Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief D  Microeconomics > D8  Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D80  General D  Microeconomics > D0  General > D00  General 
Item ID:  41240 
Depositing User:  Franz Dietrich 
Date Deposited:  12. Sep 2012 12:50 
Last Modified:  20. Feb 2013 08:19 
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