Description and the Problem of Priors

@article{Barrett2014DescriptionAT,
  title={Description and the Problem of Priors},
  author={Jeffrey A. Barrett},
  journal={Erkenntnis},
  year={2014},
  volume={79},
  pages={1343-1353}
}
  • J. Barrett
  • Published 11 February 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Erkenntnis
Belief-revision models of knowledge describe how to update one’s degrees of belief associated with hypotheses as one considers new evidence, but they typically do not say how probabilities become associated with meaningful hypotheses in the first place. Here we consider a variety of Skyrms–Lewis signaling game (Lewis in Convention. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1969; Skyrms in Signals evolution, learning, & information. Oxford University Press, New York, 2010) where simple descriptive… 
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