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(2010) Epsa epistemology and methodology of science, Dordrecht, Springer.

Towards a grammar of bayesian confirmation

Vincenzo Crupi , Roberto Festa , Carlo Buttasi

pp. 73-93

The foundations of a detailed grammar of Bayesian confirmation are presented as a theoretical tool for the formal analysis of reasoning in epistemology and philosophy of science. After a discussion of core intuitions grounding the measurement of confirmation in probabilistic terms, a number of basic, derived and structural properties of Bayesian incremental confirmation are defined, distinguished and investigated in their logical relationships. Illustrations are provided that a thorough development of this line of research would yield an appropriate general framework of inquiry for several analyses and debates surrounding confirmation and Bayesian confirmation in particular.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3263-8_7

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Crupi, V. , Festa, R. , Buttasi, C. (2010)., Towards a grammar of bayesian confirmation, in M. Surez, M. Dorato & M. Rédei (eds.), Epsa epistemology and methodology of science, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 73-93.

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