Degrees of Belief as Basis for Scientific Reasoning?

Huber, Franz (2003) Degrees of Belief as Basis for Scientific Reasoning? In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 143-146.


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Bayesianism is the claim that scientific reasoning is probabilistic, and that probabilities are adequately interpreted as an agent"s actual subjective degrees of belief measured by her betting behaviour. Confirmation is one important aspect of scientific reasoning. The thesis of this paper is the following: Given that scientific reasoning (and thus confirmation) is at all probabilistic, the subjective interpretation of probability has to be given up in order to get right confirmation, and thus scientific reasoning in general.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Degrees of Belief; Bayesian Conformation Theory
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2008 15:10
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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