There is currently no viable alternative to the Bayesian analysis of scientific inference, yet the available versions Book Reviews: John Earman, Bayes or Bust?. John Earman’s “Bayes or Bust?” is a fine analysis of many issues facing modern theoretical statistics and the enterprise of confirmation theory. It brings together. Earman argues that Bayesianism provides the best hope for a comprehensive John Earman’s Bayes or Bust? is a fine analysis of many issues facing modern.
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There is currently no viable alternative to the Bayesian analysis of scientific inference, yet the available versions of Bayesianism fail to do justice to several aspects of the testing and confirmation of scientific hypotheses.
Bayes or Bust?: A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory
Both Bayesians and anti-Bayesians will find a wealth of new insights on topics ranging from Bayes’s original paper to contemporary formal learning theory. In a paper published posthumously inthe Reverend Thomas Bayes made a seminal contribution to the understanding of “analogical or inductive reasoning. Earman argues that Bayesianism provides the best hope for a comprehensive and unified account of scientific inference, yet the presently available versions of Bayesianisin fail to do justice to several aspects of the testing and confirming of scientific theories and hypotheses.
By focusing on the need for a resolution to this impasse, Earman sharpens the issues on which a resolution turns.
It brings together technical results with great accuracy and appropriateness and will undoubtedly become a standard work among philosophers of science. John Earman is one of the most thoughtful commentators on Bayesianism.
This is a book well worth reading for anyone seriously interested in the philosophy of science. John Earman’s Bayes or Bust? It is an important addition to the ongoing controversy about Bayesianism. It is a brilliant book that should be read by anyone interested in scientific inference.
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