Wittgensteinian Bayesianism

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199251261
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602252 | DOI:
Wittgensteinian Bayesianism

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This essay discusses the programme called ‘therapeutic Bayesianism’ from three abstract points of view: substantial, foundational, and meta-philosophical. It illustrates treatments of the ‘raven’ paradox and the puzzle of diverse data, and defends the propriety of certain idealizations. It criticises a meta-philosophical perspective that does not properly distinguish science from the philosophy of science, and overvalues the use of symbolic apparatus.

Keywords: therapeutic Bayesianism; raven paradox; meta-philosophy; science; puzzle

Chapter.  8257 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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