This chapter examines a problematic consequence of the popular probability-raising conception of evidential support, namely that any proposition which is evidence for some hypothesis is evidence for itself. It examines whether the defender of the probability-raising account can avoid this consequence by modifying either of the two conditions they place on a proposition p being evidence for a subject for a hypothesis h: that 1) p is part of the subject’s evidence; and, 2) p raises the probability of h. The chapter defends an invariantist modification of the second condition which appeals to the notion of warrant transmission.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOxford Studies in Epistemology
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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