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Logos & Episteme

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2011

Michael J. Shaffer
Pages 115-123

Three Problematic Theories of Conditional Acceptance

In this paper it is argued that three of the most prominent theories of conditional acceptance face very serious problems. David Lewis' concept of imaging, the Ramsey test annd Jonathan Bennett's recent hybrid view all face viscous regresses, or they either employ unanalyzed components or depend upon an implausibly strong version of doxastic voluntarism.