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Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence

Eder, Anna-Maria and Broessel, Peter (2019) Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence. Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays..


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In everyday life and in science we acquire evidence of evidence and based on this new evidence we often change our epistemic states. An assumption underlying such practice is that the following EEE Slogan is correct: ‘evidence of evidence is evidence’ (Feldman 2007, p. 208). We suggest that evidence of evidence is best understood as higher-order evidence about the epistemic state of agents. In order to model evidence of evidence we introduce a new powerful framework for modelling epistemic states, Dyadic Bayesianism. Based on this framework, we then discuss characterizations of evidence of evidence and argue for one of them. Finally, we show that whether the EEE Slogan holds, depends on the specific kind of evidence of evidence.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Eder, Anna-Maria
Broessel, Peter
Keywords: Evidence, Bayesian Epistemology, Higher-Order-Evidence, Social epistemology
Depositing User: Dr Peter Brössel
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 03:40
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 03:40
Item ID: 16533
Journal or Publication Title: Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2019

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