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Title: THE BAYESIAN AND THE DOGMATIST
Authors: JOSHUA THONG ZHENG JIE
Keywords: Dogmatism, Bayesianism, Weisberg?s paradox, White, Rigidity, Credence, Miller, Perceptual learning
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2018
Citation: JOSHUA THONG ZHENG JIE (2018-04-20). THE BAYESIAN AND THE DOGMATIST. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Dogmatists have two sources of conflict with Bayesianism. The first conflict is from White (2006), which states that when you have an experience as of hands, your credence in the proposition that you?re a BIV will increase, according to Bayesianism. But according to Dogmatism, this credence will decrease instead. The second conflict is Weisberg?s Paradox. Weisberg showed that the mathematical model of Bayesianism cannot allow for the possibility of defeat in episodes of perceptual learning, due to an inherent feature called Rigidity. But Dogmatism explicitly allows for defeat. Miller tried to solve these two sources of conflicts in two separate papers (2016, 2017). However, I argue that both his solutions don?t work. After that, I?ll propose my own novel solution which I believe has the potential to solve both conflicts, but avoids the problems that Miller?s solutions faced at the same time.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/146630
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