Disagreement, equal weight and commutativity
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- Wilson, A. Philos Stud (2010) 149: 321. doi:10.1007/s11098-009-9362-1
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.