Thesis icon

Thesis

Rationality: an expansive Bayesian theory

Abstract:

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...

Expand abstract

Actions


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author

Contributors

Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:002e5f6b-543e-4396-a913-c45e9f5cb84c
Local pid:
ora:6981

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP