On the Impossibility of Amalgamating Evidence

Abstract
It is argued in this paper that amalgamating confirmation from various sources is relevantly different from social-choice contexts, and that proving an impossibility theorem for aggregating confirmation measures directs attention to irrelevant issues
Keywords Amalgamating evidence  Arrow’s impossibility theorem  Interpersonal comparisons  Intensity  Reliability  Relevance  Stegenga
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10838-013-9209-5
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 37,134
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Social Choice and Individual Values.Kenneth J. Arrow - 1952 - Science and Society 16 (2):181-181.
Understanding Pluralism in Climate Modeling.W. S. Parker - 2006 - Foundations of Science 11 (4):349-368.
Robustness, Discordance, and Relevance.Jacob Stegenga - 2009 - Philosophy of Science 76 (5):650-661.
Is Meta-Analysis the Platinum Standard of Evidence?Jacob Stegenga - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 42 (4):497-507.
Confirmation and Adequacy-for-Purpose in Climate Modelling.Wendy S. Parker - 2009 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):233-249.

View all 14 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Simplified Proof of an Impossibility Theorem.Alfred F. Mackay - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (2):175-177.
A Note on Introducing a 'Zero-Line' of Welfare as an Escape-Route From Arrow's Theorem.Christian List - 2001 - Pacific Economic Review (Special Section in Honour of Amartya Sen) 6 (2):223-238.
Factoring Out the Impossibility of Logical Aggregation.Philippe Mongin - 2008 - Journal of Economic Theory 141:p. 100-113.
Tests of Significance Violate the Rule of Implication.Davis Baird - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:81 - 92.
Arrow's Theorem in Judgment Aggregation.Franz Dietrich & Christian List - 2007 - Social Choice and Welfare 29 (1):19-33.
Why Arrow's Impossibility Theorem is Invalid.Sidney Gendin - 1994 - Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (1):144-159.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-03-20

Total downloads
40 ( #165,572 of 2,308,399 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #447,060 of 2,308,399 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature