We are very grateful to David Makinson, David Etlin, and an anonymous referee for invaluable comments and suggestions. This work has been supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The Review Paradox: On The Diachronic Costs of Not Closing Rational Belief Under Conjunction
Article first published online: 19 APR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 781–793, December 2014
How to Cite
Leitgeb, H. (2014), The Review Paradox: On The Diachronic Costs of Not Closing Rational Belief Under Conjunction. Noûs, 48: 781–793. doi: 10.1111/nous.12020
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2013
We argue that giving up on the closure of rational belief under conjunction comes with a substantial price. Either rational belief is closed under conjunction, or else the epistemology of belief has a serious diachronic deficit over and above the synchronic failures of conjunctive closure. The argument for this, which can be viewed as a sequel to the preface paradox, is called the ‘review paradox'; it is presented in four distinct, but closely related versions.