Philosophy of Science 87 (1):191-203 (2020)

Elliott Sober
University of Wisconsin, Madison
The requirement of total evidence is a mainstay of Bayesian epistemology. Peter Fisher Epstein argues that the requirement generates mistaken conclusions about several examples that he devises. Here we examine the example of Epstein’s that we find most interesting and argue that Epstein’s analysis of it is flawed.
Keywords Bayesian epistemology  Confirmation
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DOI 10.1086/706086
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