Syllabus 5 (changed April 10, 2014)
April 17: Mayo Spanos 2011 (pages not covered)
We’ve assigned Mayo and Spanos (2011) but have not discussed it. We will on April 17, 2014.
Q-5 Due April 17:
Use one of the following to write a well-written essay of ~3-4 double–spaced pages:
- Explain 3-6 of the criticisms in Mayo and Spanos (2011) and the nature of their responses. Consider one other reading in doing so.
- Critically evaluate Howson and Urbach’s defense of subjective Bayesianism. Compare them with one other reading* on one of the following: (i) selection effects (or optional stopping, or novel evidence) or (ii) objectivity.
*Choices that come to mind are: Popper, Mayo and Spanos, Achinstein