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Bayes's Theorem$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263419

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.001.0001

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Bayesianism—its Scope and Limits

Bayesianism—its Scope and Limits

Chapter:
(p.21) 2 Bayesianism—its Scope and Limits
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Bayes's Theorem
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Elliott Sober

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.003.0002

This chapter discusses the scope and limits of Bayesianism. The first topics discussed are the math and philosophy embedded in Bayesianism and the standard objection to Bayesianism. The concept of likelihood in Bayesianism is examined, and a problem of the best-case strategy of dealing with nuisance parameters is studied. Finally, the main weakness of strong Bayesianism is identified.

Keywords:   scope and limits, Bayesianism, math and philosophy, standard objection, likelihood, best-case strategy, nuisance parameters, weakness, strong Bayesianism

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