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Single Idea 17599

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 3. Best Explanation / a. Best explanation]

Full Idea

On the Bayesian view, the best theory is the one with the highest subjective probability, given the evidence as calculated by Bayes's theorem.

Gist of Idea

The best theory has the highest subjective (Bayesian) probability?


Paul Thagard (Coherence: The Price is Right [2012], p.45)

Book Reference

-: 'Southern Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.45