6334 (Q-0)

(Q-0) Practice (not to be collected)

  • What is Bayesian confirmation theory (Bayesian epistemology)? What is Bayes’ theorem?
  • What is “confirmation” on Fitelson’s account?
  • What is the problem of irrelevant conjunction (tacking paradox)?
  • What is the argument (Glymour) that if x confirms some hypothesis H, then x confirms any J?
  • How does Fitelson (Fitelson and Hawthorne) avoid this conclusion? Discuss.
  • Why does Popper’s example show (or seem to show) that confirmation cannot be a probability?

October 19, and 25 (2013) blog: errorstatistics.com



(You may also mention Crupi and Tentori’s result)

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