Bayesianism and the Traditional Problem of Induction

Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):181-194 (2005)
Many philosophers argue that Bayesian epistemology cannot help us with the traditional Humean problem of induction. I argue that this view is partially but not wholly correct. It is true that Bayesianism does not solve Hume’s problem, in the way that the classical and logical theories of probability aimed to do. However I argue that in one important respect, Hume’s sceptical challenge cannot simply be transposed to a probabilistic context, where beliefs come in degrees, rather than being a yes/no matter
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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