Bayesian Epistemology

Bayesian Epistemology

by Luc Bovens, Stephan Hartmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199269750

ISBN-13: 9780199269754

Pub. Date: 03/11/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Probability theory is increasingly important to philosophy. Bayesian probabilistic models offer us ways of getting to grips with fundamental problems about information, coherence, reliability, confirmation, and testimony, and thus show how we can justify beliefs and evaluate theories. Bovens and Hartmann provide a systematic guide to the use of probabilistic

Overview

Probability theory is increasingly important to philosophy. Bayesian probabilistic models offer us ways of getting to grips with fundamental problems about information, coherence, reliability, confirmation, and testimony, and thus show how we can justify beliefs and evaluate theories. Bovens and Hartmann provide a systematic guide to the use of probabilistic methods not just in epistemology, but also in philosophy of science, voting theory, jurisprudence, and cognitive psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199269754
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Information
2. Coherence
3. Reliability
4. Confirmation
5. Testimony
Epilogue
Appendix

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