Belief, Methodology and Knowledge

Vincent Fella Hendricks
Stig Andur Pedersen

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Keywords: Learning theory, AGM and Truth-conducive methodology.

: Learning theory is, among other things, the study of the truth-conduciveness of methodological principles. AGM-methodology, on the other hand, seeks to minimize the damage done to ones belief set in light of new information. Hence, AGM-methodology may be seen as an attempt to minimize mutilation while remaining on the truth track. This paper attempts to explain how this in general is possible taking the standard definition of knowledge as an example.

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Vincent Fella Hendricks,
Department of Philosophy
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 80
DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

Stig Andur Pedersen
Department of Philosophy and Mathematics
University of Roskilde
P. O. Box 260
DK 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

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