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Bayesian Epistemology$
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Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199269750.001.0001

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Confirmation

Confirmation

Chapter:
(p.89) 4 Confirmation
Source:
Bayesian Epistemology
Author(s):

Luc Bovens (Contributor Webpage)

Stephan Hartmann (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199269750.003.0005

Applies the models to the confirmation of scientific hypotheses by means of partially reliable test instruments. Shows that the variety-of-evidence thesis is false under certain plausible interpretations and assesses the Duhem–Quine thesis for positively relevant versus independent hypotheses and auxiliaries.

Keywords:   Confirmation, Duhem–Quine thesis, hypothesis testing, reliability, variety-of-evidence thesis

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