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New Perspectives on Bayesian Coherence Theory

Project Description

In this project I argue that Bayesian coherence theory suffers from three methodological problems: a lack of references to real-world examples, an over-use of intuitions and a reliance on over-simplified models. I will discuss these problems from a metaphilosophical point of view, and give some suggestions of how they can be rectified. For instance, I will try to model how coherence is used in a real-world example: the court-room. Also I will give formal definitions of coherence which do not rest on intuitions, but rather on assessments of fruitfulness.

Project Details

  • Date 9 June, 2013
  • Tags Stefan Schubert
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