Epistemological Relevance and Statistical Knowledge
ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF PHILOSOPHY
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For many years, at least since McCarthy and Hayes 1969, writers have lamented, and attempted to compensate statistical knowledge for governing the uncertainty of belief, for making uncertain inference, and the like. It is hardly ever spelled out what adequate statistical knowledge would be, if we had it, and how adequate statistical knowledge could be used to control and regulate epistemic-uncertainty. One response to lack of adequate statistics has been to search for non-statistical measures of uncertainty. The minimal variant has been to propose subjective probability as a concept to which we can turn when we lack statistics.
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