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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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(p.89) 4 Confirmation
Bayesian Epistemology

Luc Bovens (Contributor Webpage)

Stephan Hartmann (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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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