|Abstract||From the perspective of Mayo’s error statistical theory of evidence, I explore problems and prospects for an account of the objectivity of scientific evidence. A recent proposal by Peter Achinstein provides the starting point. I consider a challenge to this proposal arising from the role of agents in carrying out the testing procedures that are central to the error statistical theory. Achinstein’s objective concept of unrelativized potential evidence initially resolves these difficulties, only to give way to a deeper incompatibility between Achinstein’s conception of objectivity of reasons to believe and the error statistical theory of evidence. I propose an alternative account of objectivity of reasons that is compatible with the error statistical theory.|
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