The puzzle of the unmarked clock and the new rational reflection principle

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Abstract

The "puzzle of the unmarked clock" derives from a conflict between the following: (1) a plausible principle of epistemic modesty, and (2) "Rational Reflection", a principle saying how one's beliefs about what it is rational to believe constrain the rest of one's beliefs. An independently motivated improvement to Rational Reflection preserves its spirit while resolving the conflict.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Volume164
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Bayesianism
  • Christensen
  • Epistemic akrasia
  • Epistemic modesty
  • Externalism
  • Luminosity
  • Rationality
  • Reflection principle
  • Williamson

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