The Bayesian and the Dogmatist
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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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Bayesianism, Dogmatism, Scepticism
Date posted: August 31, 2007