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In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Jon Williamson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Bayesian epistemology aims to answer the following question: How strongly should an agent believe the various propositions expressible in her language? Subjective Bayesians hold that.it is largely ... More


From Objective Bayesian Epistemology to Inductive Logic

Jon Williamson

in Lectures on Inductive Logic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199666478
eISBN:
9780191749292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666478.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 5 puts forward a new approach to inductive logic which follows rather naturally from the philosophical theory of objective Bayesian epistemology. First, objective Bayesian epistemology is ... More


Introduction

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces Subjective Bayesianism and describes its recent rise to prominence in many areas of philosophy, especially epistemology. The chapter then discusses how Bayesianism’s ... More


Lectures on Inductive Logic

Jon Williamson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199666478
eISBN:
9780191749292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666478.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Inductive logic (also known as confirmation theory) seeks to determine the extent to which the premisses of an argument entail its conclusion. This book offers an introduction to the field of ... More


Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Michael G. Titelbaum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Subjective Bayesianism is one of the most popular tools of contemporary epistemology, using probability mathematics to provide comprehensive rational constraints both for an agent’s degrees of belief ... More


Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Richard Pettigrew

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198732716
eISBN:
9780191797019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This book explores a particular way of justifying the rational principles that govern credences (or degrees of belief). The main principles that the book justifies are the central tenets of Bayesian ... More


Introducing Degrees

Martin Smith

in Between Probability and Certainty: What Justifies Belief

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755333
eISBN:
9780191816635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755333.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter develops a formal theory of degrees of safety and of normic support. The theory predicts that the degrees of normic support imposed upon propositions by a body of evidence will meet the ... More


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