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Bayesian argumentation. The practical side of probability.

Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Dordrecht 2013.
Series: Synthese library, 362.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Relevant to, and drawing from, a range of disciplines, the chapters in this collection show the diversity, and applicability, of research in Bayesian argumentation. Together, they form a challenge to philosophers versed in both the use and criticism of Bayesian models who have largely overlooked their potential in argumentation. Selected from contributions to a multidisciplinary workshop on the topic held in Lund,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9789400753563 940075356X
OCLC Number: 840886852
Description: 224 pages.
Contents: Introduction: Frank Zenker. - Part 1.- The Bayesian Approach to Argumentation.- Chapter 1. Testimony and Argument: A Bayesian Perspective: Ulrike Hahn, Mike Oaksford and Adam J.L. Harris.- Chapter 2. Why are we convinced by the Ad Hominem Argument?: Source Reliability or Pragma-Dialectics: Mike Oaksford and Ulrike Hahn.- Part 2. The Legal Domain.-Chapter 3. A survey of uncertainties and their consequences in Probabilistic Legal Argumentation: Matthias Grabmair and Kevin D. Ashley.- Chapter 4. What went wrong in the case of Sally Clark? A case-study of the use of Statistical Evidence in Court: Amid Pundik.- Part 3. Modeling Rational Agents.- Chapter 5. A Bayesian Simulation Model of Group Deliberation: Erik J. Olsson.- Chapter 6. Degrees of Justification, Bayes' Rule, and Rationality: Gregor Betz.- Chapter 7. Argumentation with (Bounded) Rational Agents: Robert van Rooij and Kris de Jaeghery.- Part 4. Theoretical Issues.- Chapter 8. Reductio, Coherence, and the Myth of Epistemic Circularity: Tomoji Shogenji.- Chapter 9. On Argument Strength: Niki Pfeifer.- Chapter 10.- Upping the Stakes and the Preface Paradox: Jonny Blamey.- References.
Series Title: Synthese library, 362.
Responsibility: Frank Zenker.

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This book offers a detailed overview of the application of Baysian argumentation in philosophy, linguistics and social psychology. It provides a formal measure of subjective argument strength and  Read more...

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