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Bayesianism: perceives probability as the degree of a belief. See also subjective probability, objective probability, chance, likelihood.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Bas van Fraassen on Bayesianism - Dictionary of Arguments

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Bayes / Bayesian / Fraassen: typical: start from a "start pbrlty : a) P (H)> P (H ) - H has higher prblty as H - tradition only goes from b): b) P (EIH)> P (EI H ) - H delivers higher pbrlty for e as H - this assumes that certain pbrlty be delivered - that s not where H is a mere negation of H! - Then no particular pbrlty of H - Solution / Bayes: everyone has a subjective pbrlty (belief degrees)


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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