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A Note on Verisimilitude and Accuracy

McCutcheon, Randall (2020) A Note on Verisimilitude and Accuracy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. ISSN 1464-3537


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M. Schoenfield has constructed examples of proper inaccuracy measures that value verisimilitude (in a certain sense) in spaces of worlds equipped with a particular variety of verisimilitude metric. However, Schoenfield left it as an open question whether `for every space of worlds, there is a proper inaccuracy measure that values verisimilitude.' Here we answer this question in the affirmative.

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McCutcheon, Randallrmcctchn@memphis.edu0000-0002-5305-3662
Keywords: proper scoring rules, verisimilitude and accuracy, logarithmic scoring rule
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Randall G. McCutcheon
Date Deposited: 17 May 2020 23:34
Last Modified: 17 May 2020 23:34
Item ID: 17187
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 10 May 2020
ISSN: 1464-3537

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