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The Journal of Philosophy

Volume 112, Issue 12, December 2015

Miriam Schoenfield
Pages 633-657
DOI: 10.5840/jphil20151121242

Bridging Rationality and Accuracy

This paper is about the connection between rationality and accuracy. I show that one natural picture about how rationality and accuracy are connected emerges if we assume that rational agents are rationally omniscient (have credence 1 in all of the facts about rationality). I then develop an alternative picture that allows us to relax this assumption, in order to accommodate certain views about higher order evidence.