The Bayesian and the Dogmatist
13 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Date Written: July 2, 2007
A few authors have recently argued that dogmatism, and similar positions, are incompatible with Bayesianism. I set out the argument, and note that the dogmatist position seems more plausible than one of the Bayesian principles that is used to generate the incompatibility. I suggest a small weakening of Bayesian updating principles that removes the incompatibility.
Keywords: Bayesianism, Dogmatism, Scepticism
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