Accession Number:

ADA250888

Title:

Against Conditionalization

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF PHILOSOPHY

Report Date:

1988-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

In this paper we argue that the epistemic levies which Bayesians exact in return for bestowing the benison of rationality on human believers are extortionate. We propose to pose a systematic challenge to Bayesian principles, from Dutch Book to conditionalization. We will show that conditionalization is by no means the only rational method of updating belief if it is a rational method at all.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE