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dc.contributor.advisorWigley, Simon D.
dc.contributor.authorKavas, Gizem
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T11:00:30Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T11:00:30Z
dc.date.copyright2018-06
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.date.submitted2018-06-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/47661
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 44).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn ‘Belief and the Will’ van Fraassen (1984: 255) argues that traditional epistemology allows one to believe in propositions that are not entailed by the evidence at hand, while at the same time acknowledging that what is taken to be evidence may in fact turn out to be false. However van Fraassen (1984) shows the incoherence in such agent’s belief states by a diachronic Dutch Book argument, in which such agents are shown to be vulnerable to sure losses in sets of wagers which he regards as fair, which deems him as irrational. As a solution to this problem, van Fraassen (1984) formulates the Reflection Principle as a further constraint for rational agents’ credences. In this thesis I will critically evaluate the Reflection Principle as a constraint for rational agent’s credences, and conclude that the Reflection Principle as an attack and solution to the traditional epistemological view is unsuccessful since it is incompatible with epistemic agency.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Gizem Kavas.en_US
dc.format.extentvii, 44 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCredenceen_US
dc.subjectDutch Book Argumentsen_US
dc.subjectRationality Constraintsen_US
dc.subjectReflection Principleen_US
dc.subjectSleeping Beauty Problemen_US
dc.titleOn the reflection principleen_US
dc.title.alternativeYansıma prensibi üzerineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB158484


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