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Rationality: an expansive Bayesian theory

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Bayesian epistemology provides a promising framework for a theory of epistemic rationality. But the way in which this framework has been built upon thus far yields an unfortunately mechanical picture of rationality, on which rational agents are mere data crunchers who receive evidential input and spit out numeric credal output. This picture is rightly criticized, most prominently by Bas van Fraassen, for being too narrow and restrictive and thus failing to account for certain features whic...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2013-07-10

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