Wright, Okasha and Chandler on transmission failure

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Abstract

Crispin Wright has given an explanation of how a first time warrant can
fall short of transmitting across a known entailment. Formal epistemologists have
struggled to turn Wright’s informal explanation into cogent Bayesian reasoning. In
this paper, I analyse two Bayesian models of Wright’s account respectively proposed by Samir Okasha and Jake Chandler. I argue that both formalizations are unsatisfactory for different reasons, and I lay down a third Bayesian model that appears to me to capture the valid kernel of Wright’s explanation. After this, I consider a recent development in Wright’s account of transmission failure.Wright suggests that his condition sufficient for transmission failure of first time warrant also suffices for transmission failure of supplementary warrant. I propose an interpretation of Wright’s suggestion that shields it from objections. I then lay down a fourth Bayesian framework that provides a simplified model of the unified explanation of transmission failure envisaged by Wright.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-234
Number of pages18
JournalSynthese
Volume184
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Moretti, Luca. / Wright, Okasha and Chandler on transmission failure. In: Synthese. 2012 ; Vol. 184, No. 3. pp. 217-234.
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