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Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology 1

Introducing Credences

Michael G. Titelbaum

28 April 2022

ISBN: 9780198707615

224 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £20.00

Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology provides an accessible introduction to the key concepts and principles of the Bayesian formalism. This volume introduces degrees of belief as a concept in epistemology and the rules for updating degrees of belief derived from Bayesian principles.

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Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology provides an accessible introduction to the key concepts and principles of the Bayesian formalism. This volume introduces degrees of belief as a concept in epistemology and the rules for updating degrees of belief derived from Bayesian principles.

  • Provides a guide to Bayesian methods, now widespread in many fields
  • Introduces Bayesian epistemology from the basics, with no background in the subject assumed
  • Motivates and presents the Bayesian formalism in multiple ways, to make it approachable and understandable
  • Further reading lists and thought-provoking exercises included in every chapter

About the Author(s)

Michael G. Titelbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael G. Titelbaum is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After majoring in philosophy at Harvard, he had a brief career as a high school teacher. He then earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Australian National University. He began at UW-Madison in 2009, and was Chair of the Department of Philosophy 2019-2022.

Table of Contents

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    Preface
    I Our Subject
    1:Beliefs and Degrees of Belief
    II The Bayesian Formalism
    2:Probability Distributions
    3:Conditional Credences
    4:Updating by Conditionalization
    5:Further Rational Constraints

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