Extensive Questions
(2009) 5378. p.131145 Abstract
 Olsson and his collaborators have proposed an extension of Belief Revision Theory where an epistemic state is modeled as a triple S=⟨K,E,A⟩ , where A is a research agenda, i.e. a set of research questions. Contraction and expansion apply to states, and affect the agenda. We propose an alternative characterization of the problem of agenda updating, where research questions are viewed as blueprints for research strategies. We offer a unified solution to this problem, and prove it equivalent to Olsson’s own. We conclude arguing that: (i) our solution makes the idea of ‘minimal change’ in questions and agendas clearer; (ii) can be extended in ways the original theory was not, and may help better realize the aims this theory was proposed for;... (More)
 Olsson and his collaborators have proposed an extension of Belief Revision Theory where an epistemic state is modeled as a triple S=⟨K,E,A⟩ , where A is a research agenda, i.e. a set of research questions. Contraction and expansion apply to states, and affect the agenda. We propose an alternative characterization of the problem of agenda updating, where research questions are viewed as blueprints for research strategies. We offer a unified solution to this problem, and prove it equivalent to Olsson’s own. We conclude arguing that: (i) our solution makes the idea of ‘minimal change’ in questions and agendas clearer; (ii) can be extended in ways the original theory was not, and may help better realize the aims this theory was proposed for; (iii) unveils some limitations of the initial approach, yet opening a way to overcome them. (Less)
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 author
 Genot, Emmanuel ^{LU}
 publishing date
 2009
 type
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 publication status
 published
 subject
 host publication
 Logic and its applications
 editor
 Ramanujam, R. ; Sarrukai, Sundar ; and
 volume
 5378
 pages
 131  145
 publisher
 Springer
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 scopus:59149093637
 ISBN
 9783540927013
 9783540927006
 DOI
 10.1007/9783540927013_9
 language
 English
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