On the Impossibility of Amalgamating Evidence

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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
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DOI 10.1007/s10838-013-9209-5
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