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Bayesianism

Kenny Easwaran

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0204
Bayesianism

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Bayesianism is a set of related views in epistemology, statistics, philosophy of science, psychology, and any other subject that deals with notions of belief or confidence. The basic idea is that rather than being an all-or-nothing phenomenon, belief comes in degrees, and these degrees obey some formal constraints related to the axioms of probability theory. In epistemology, these views temper some traditional thoughts about belief and knowledge, and they may give rise to alternative views of justification and evidence. In philosophy of science, these views help structure views about the general practice of science. Many philosophical questions arise not only about these applications of Bayesianism, but also about the formalism used to structure it.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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