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In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Jon Williamson


Bayesian epistemology aims to answer the following question: How strongly should an agent believe the various propositions expressible in her language? Subjective Bayesians hold that.it is largely (though not entirely) up to the agent as to which degrees of belief to adopt. Objective Bayesians, on the other hand, maintain that appropriate degrees of belief are largely (though not entirely) determined by the agent's evidence. This book states and defends a version of objective Bayesian epistemology. According to this version, objective Bayesianism is characterized by three norms: (i) Probabilit ... More

Keywords: objective Bayesianism, Bayesianism, Bayesian epistemology, probability, maximum nntropy, maxent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199228003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Williamson, author
Professor of Reasoning, Inference and Scientific Method, University of Kent, UK
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