Bayesianism versus Confirmation

In G. Guo and C. Liu (eds.), Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science. World Scientific, Singapore. 2014.

Abstract: The usual Bayesian approach to understanding the confirmation of scientific theories is inadequate. The problem lies not with Bayesian epistemology, but with a simplistic equation of the subjective, individualistic evidential relevance relation that Bayesianism attempts to capture and the more objective relevance relation of confirmation.

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