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Bayesian epistemology

Author: Luc Bovens; Stephan Hartmann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luc Bovens; Stephan Hartmann
ISBN: 0199270406 9780199270408 0199269750 9780199269754
OCLC Number: 986710267
Description: ix, 159 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Information --
1.1. C.I Lewis's Heritage --
1.2. Bayesian Coherentism --
1.3. Modelling Information Gathering --
1.4. An Impossibility Result --
1.5. Weak Bayesian Coherentism --
2. Coherence --
2.1. Unequal Priors --
2.2. Constructing a Measure --
2.3. A Corps in Tokyo, BonJour's Ravens and Tweety --
2.4. Equal Reliability --
2.5. Indeterminacy --
2.6. Alternative Proposals --
2.7. Theory Choice in Science --
3. Reliability --
3.1. Reliability Defined Endogenously --
3.2. One Witness Report --
3.3. Multiple Witness Reports --
3.4. An Upper Limit for Reliability? --
3.5. Bayesian Networks --
3.6. Jury Voting --
3.7. Tversky and Kahneman's Linda --
4. Confirmation --
4.1. Hypothesis Testing --
4.2. Same Tests Results --
4.3. Coherent Test Results --
4.4. The Variety-of-Evidence Thesis --
4.5. Auxiliary Theories --
5. Testimony --
5.1. The Value of Surprising Information --
5.2. Testimonies from Independent Witnesses --
5.3. Lower Priors, Higher Posteriors? --
5.4. Generalizing to Many Witnesses --
5.5. Shopping for Consumer Products.
Responsibility: Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann.

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