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The confirmational significance of agreeing measurements

Helgeson, Casey (2013) The confirmational significance of agreeing measurements. Philosophy of Science, 80 (5). pp. 721-732. ISSN 0031-8248

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Identification Number: 10.1086/673924


Agreement between \independent" measurements of a theoretically posited quantity is intuitively compelling evidence that a theory is, loosely speaking, on the right track. But exactly what conclusion is warranted by such agreement? I propose a new account of the phenomenon's epistemic significance within the framework of Bayesian epistemology. I contrast my proposal with the standard Bayesian treatment, which lumps the phenomenon under the heading of \evidential diversity."

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Additional Information: © 2013 Philosophy of Science Association
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 15:06
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:44

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