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Bayesian Networks and the Problem of Unreliable Instruments


We appeal to the theory of Bayesian Networks to model different strategies for obtaining confirmation for a hypothesis from experimental test results provided by less than fully reliable instruments. In particular, we consider (i) repeated measurements of a single testable consequence of the hypothesis, (ii) measurements of multiple testable consequences of the hypothesis, (iii) theoretical support for the reliability of the instrument, and (iv) calibration procedures. We evaluate these strategies on their relative merits under idealized conditions and show some surprising repercussions on the variety-of-evidence thesis and the Duhem-Quine thesis.Article

Hartmann, Stephan and Bovens, L (2002) Bayesian Networks and the Problem of Unreliable Instruments.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Citation: Philosophy of Science (2002) 69: 29-72.
Subjects:Philosophy
Keywords:Bayesianism, Confirmation theory
Divisions:Institute of Philosophy
Collections:London Philosophy Papers
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Date Deposited:08 Oct 2010 12:02
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 07:47
ItemID:1073
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