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TRANSITIVITY AND INTRANSITIVITY IN EVIDENTIAL SUPPORT: SOME FURTHER RESULTS

  • WILLIAM ROCHE (a1)
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Igor Douven establishes several new intransitivity results concerning evidential support. I add to Douven’s very instructive discussion by establishing two further intransitivity results and a transitivity result.

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*DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, 2800 S. UNIVERSITY DR. FORT WORTH, TX 76129. E-mail:w.roche@tcu.edu
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