Evidence of evidence is not (necessarily) evidence

Analysis 72 (1):85-88 (2012)

Branden Fitelson
Northeastern University
In this note, I consider various precisifications of the slogan ‘evidence of evidence is evidence’. I provide counter-examples to each of these precisifications (assuming an epistemic probabilistic relevance notion of ‘evidential support’)
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