Subjectivity, Bayesianism, and causality

@article{Ortega2015SubjectivityBA,
  title={Subjectivity, Bayesianism, and causality},
  author={Pedro A. Ortega},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1407.4139}
}
Bayesian probability theory is one of the most successful frameworks to model reasoning under uncertainty. Its defining property is the interpretation of probabilities as degrees of belief in propositions about the state of the world relative to an inquiring subject. This essay examines the notion of subjectivity by drawing parallels between Lacanian theory and Bayesian probability theory, and concludes that the latter must be enriched with causal interventions to model agency. The central… 
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