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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences


Publication details for Michael Goldstein

Goldstein, M. (1997). Prior inferences for posterior judgements. In Structure and norms in Science Volume Two of the Tenth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Florence, August 1995. Chiara, M.L.D., Doets, K., Mundici, D. & Benthem, J.V. Springer Netherlands. 55-71.

Author(s) from Durham


We consider the minimal assumptions of temporal consistency that will allow us to make meaningful prior statements about our posterior judgements. These consistency conditions suggest a natural geometric interpretation of ‘prior inference’ which we develop and interpret. We discuss various applications of the geometric construction.