Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Justification by an Infinity of Conditional Probabilities

David Atkinson and Jeanne Peijnenburg


Today it is generally assumed that epistemic justification comes in degrees. The consequences, however, have not been adequately appreciated. In this paper we show that the assumption invalidates some venerable attacks on infinitism: once we accept that epistemic justification is gradual, an infinitist stance makes perfect sense. It is only without the assumption that infinitism runs into difficulties.

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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic, Volume 50, Number 2 (2009), 183-193.

First available in Project Euclid: 11 May 2009

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probabilistic justification infinitism foundationalism conditional and unconditional probabilities


Atkinson, David; Peijnenburg, Jeanne. Justification by an Infinity of Conditional Probabilities. Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 50 (2009), no. 2, 183--193. doi:10.1215/00294527-2009-005.

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