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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Weatherson, Brian, The Bayesian and the Dogmatist (July 2, 2007). Available at SSRN: or

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