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An Automatic Ockham's Razor for Bayesians?

Belot, Gordon (2018) An Automatic Ockham's Razor for Bayesians? [Preprint]


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It is sometimes claimed that the Bayesian framework automatically implements Ockham's razor---that conditionalizing on data consistent with both a simple theory and a complex theory more or less inevitably favours the simpler theory. It is shown here that the automatic razor doesn't in fact cut it for certain mundane curve-fitting problems.

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Item Type: Preprint
Belot, Gordon
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Erkenntnis
Keywords: Bayesianism Ockham's Razor Simplicity
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Gordon Belot
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 01:11
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 01:11
Item ID: 14629
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: 29 April 2018

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