Chapter

<i>Testimony</i>

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269754
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601705 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269750.003.0006
 Testimony

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Addresses ‘too-odd-not-to-be-true’ reasoning in the assessment of testimony. This is the curious phenomenon that an initially less plausible report from multiple independent witnesses may elicit more confidence than an initially more plausible report.

Keywords: evidence; evidentiary value; testimony; too-odd-not-to-be-true reasoning; witness reports

Chapter.  5893 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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