Probabilistic alternatives to Bayesianism: the case of explanationism

  title={Probabilistic alternatives to Bayesianism: the case of explanationism},
  author={Igor Douven and Jonah N. Schupbach},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
There has been a probabilistic turn in contemporary cognitive science. Far and away, most of the work in this vein is Bayesian, at least in name. Coinciding with this development, philosophers have increasingly promoted Bayesianism as the best normative account of how humans ought to reason. In this paper, we make a push for exploring the probabilistic terrain outside of Bayesianism. Non-Bayesian, but still probabilistic, theories provide plausible competitors both to descriptive and normative… CONTINUE READING
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