On Chihara's ‘The Howson–Urbach Proofs of Bayesian Principles’

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):83-90 (1997)
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This paper discusses and rejects some objections raised by Chihara to the book Scientific Reasoning: the Bayesian Approach, by Howson and Urbach. Some of Chihara's objections are of independent interest because they reflect widespread misconceptions. One in particular, that the Bayesian theory presupposes logical omniscience, is widely regarded as being fatal to the entire Bayesian enterprise, It is argued here that this is no more true than the parallel charge that the theory of deductive logic is fatally comprised because it presupposes logical omniscience. Neither theory presupposes logical omniscience

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Colin Howson
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