HPS 2682
Phil 2690
Spring 2017
Theories of Confirmation
Theories of Confirmation
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Principal Accounts of Induction
__ Inductive Generalization
__ Hypothetical Induction
__ Exclusionary accounts. Error statistical methods.
__ Abduction: Inference to the best explanation
__ Inference to a common cause
__ Simplicity and the Akaike criterion
__ Reliabilism
__ Probabilistist Induction
__ A Bayes' Primer
__ Bayesian Success Stories
__ Subjective versus Objective Bayesianism
__ Material Theory of Induction
__ The Theory Introduced
__ Case Studies of Applications
__ Bayesian Topics
__ Arguments for Bayesianism
__ Savage's decision theoretic justification of Bayesianism
__ Scoring Rule Justifications of Bayesianism
__ Function Theoretic Representation Theorems
__ Likelihoodism
__ Measures of Support
__ Imprecise Probabilities
__ Representations of Ignorance/Completely Neutral Support
__ Imprecise Probabilities
__ Dilation
__ Gotcha's in Probability
__ The exchange paradox
__ The doomsday argument, Sleeping beauty (and self locating beliefs)
__ Case Studies in Evidence
__ Newton's argument for Universal Gravitation
__ Phlogiston versus Oxygen
__ Evolutionary Theory
__ Quantum Discontinuity
__ The Electron
__ Evidence for Climate Change
Your Suggestions:_________________________
__ Complaints about Bayesianism
__ Troublesome Cases
__ Incompleteness of Calculi of Inductive Inference
__ Problems of Induction
__ The Problem of Induction (Hume's Problem)
__ Grue
__ Underdetermination
__ Hempel's Raven
__ Observationally Indistinguishable Spacetimes
More Topics
__ Ranking theory
__ The Problem of Old Evidence
Your Suggestions:________________________________