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Bayesian Epistemology

Hajek, Alan; Hartmann, Stephan

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Bayesianism is our leading theory of uncertainty. Epistemology is defined as the theory of knowledge. So �Bayesian Epistemology� may sound like an oxymoron. Bayesianism, after all, studies the properties and dynamics of degrees of belief, understood to be probabilities. Traditional epistemology, on the other hand, places the singularly non-probabilistic notion of knowledge at centre stage, and to the extent that it traffics in belief, that notion does not come in degrees. So how can there be a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18699
Book Title: A Companion to Epistemology (2nd ed)

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