Geometric Pooling: A User's Guide


Much of our information comes to us indirectly, in the form of conclusions others have drawn from evidence they gathered. When we hear these conclusions, how can we modify our own opinions so as to gain the benefit of their evidence? In this paper we study the method known as geometric pooling. We consider two arguments in its favour, raising several objections to one, and proposing an amendment to the other.



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Richard Pettigrew
Bristol University
Jonathan Weisberg
University of Toronto, Mississauga

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