, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 237-254,
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Date: 28 Jun 2011

Belief Revision and Verisimilitude Based on Preference and Truth Orderings

Abstract

In this rather technical paper we establish a useful combination of belief revision and verisimilitude according to which better theories provide better predictions, and revising with more verisimilar data results in theories that are closer to the truth. Moreover, this paper presents two alternative definitions of refined verisimilitude, which are more perspicuous than the algebraic version used in previous publications.