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Susan Vineberg
Wayne State University
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    Dutch Book Arguments.Susan Vineberg - 2011 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. The Notion of Consistency for Partial Belief.Susan Vineberg - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 102 (3):281 - 296.
  3. Confirmation and the Indispensability of Mathematics to Science.Susan Vineberg - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (3):263.
    Quine and Putnam argued for mathematical realism on the basis of the indispensability of mathematics to science. They claimed that the mathematics that is used in physical theories is confirmed along with those theories and that scientific realism entails mathematical realism. I argue here that current theories of confirmation suggest that mathematics does not receive empirical support simply in virtue of being a part of well confirmed scientific theories and that the reasons for adopting a realist view of scientific theories (...)
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    Confirmation and the Indispensability of Mathematics to Science.Susan Vineberg - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (5):S256-S263.
    Quine and Putnam argued for mathematical realism on the basis of the indispensability of mathematics to science. They claimed that the mathematics that is used in physical theories is confirmed along with those theories and that scientific realism entails mathematical realism. I argue here that current theories of confirmation suggest that mathematics does not receive empirical support simply in virtue of being a part of well confirmed scientific theories and that the reasons for adopting a realist view of scientific theories (...)
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    Dutch Books, Dutch Strategies and What They Show About Rationality.Susan Vineberg - 1997 - Philosophical Studies 86 (2):185-201.
  6. The Curve Fitting Problem: A Bayesian Approach.Prasanta S. Bandyopadhayay, Robert J. Boik & Susan Vineberg - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (S3):S264-S272.
    In the curve fitting problem two conflicting desiderata, simplicity and goodness-of-fit, pull in opposite directions. To this problem, we propose a solution that strikes a balance between simplicity and goodness-of-fit. Using Bayes’ theorem we argue that the notion of prior probability represents a measurement of simplicity of a theory, whereas the notion of likelihood represents the theory’s goodness-of-fit. We justify the use of prior probability and show how to calculate the likelihood of a family of curves. We diagnose the relationship (...)
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    Eliminative Induction and Bayesian Confirmation Theory.Susan Vineberg - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):257-66.
    In his recent book The Advancement of Science, Philip Kitcher endorses eliminative induction, or the view that confirmation of hypotheses proceeds by the elimination of alternatives. My intention here is to critically examine Kitcher's eliminativist view of confirmation, and his rejection of the widely held Bayesian position, according to which an hypothesis H is confirmed by evidence E just in case the probability of H conditional on E is greater than the simple unconditional probability of H [i.e. p > p]. (...)
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    The Logical Status of Conditionalization and its Role in Confirmation.Susan Vineberg - 2000 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 71:77-94.
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  9. More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy. By Eric Steinhart.Susan Vineberg - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (1-2):161-165.
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    Eliminative Induction and Bayesian Confirmation Theory.Susan Vineberg - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):257-266.
    In his recent book The Advancement of Science, Philip Kitcher endorses eliminative induction, or the view that confirmation of hypotheses proceeds by the elimination of alternatives. My intention here is to critically examine Kitcher's eliminativist view of confirmation, and his rejection of the widely held Bayesian position, according to which an hypothesis H is confirmed by evidence E just in case the probability of H conditional on E is greater than the simple unconditional probability of H [i.e. p > p]. (...)
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    Philosophy of Mathematics. [REVIEW]Susan Vineberg - 2004 - Philosophical Books 45 (3):277-282.
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    Mathematical Explanation and Indispensability.Susan Vineberg - 2018 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 33 (2):233-247.
    This paper discusses Baker’s Enhanced Indispensability Argument for mathematical realism on the basis of the indispensable role mathematics plays in scientific explanations of physical facts, along with various responses to it. I argue that there is an analogue of causal explanation for mathematics which, of several basic types of explanation, holds the most promise for use in the EIA. I consider a plausible case where mathematics plays an explanatory role in this sense, but argue that such use still does not (...)
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    Is Indispensability Still a Problem for Fictionalism?Susan Vineberg - 2008 - ProtoSociology 25:128-142.
    For quite some time the indispensability arguments of Quine and Putnam were considered a formidable obstacle to anyone who would reject the existence of mathematical objects.1 Various attempts to respond to the indispensability arguments were developed, most notably by Chihara and Field.2 Field tried to defend mathematical fictionalism, according to which the existential assertions of mathematics are false, by showing that the mathematics used in applications is in fact dispensable. Chihara suggested, on the other hand, that mathematics makes true existential (...)
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    Paul Weirich, Decision Space: Multidimensional Utility Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 286 Pp., $85.00. [REVIEW]Susan Vineberg - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (3):503-506.
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    Coherence and Epistemic Rationality.Susan Vineberg - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 45:256-261.
    This paper addresses the question of whether probabilistic coherence is a requirement of rationality. The concept of probabilistic coherence is examined and compared with the familiar notion of consistency for simple beliefs. Several reasons are given for thinking rationality does not require coherence. Finally, it is argued that incoherence does not necessarily involve fallacious reasoning.
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    Book Review Decision Space. [REVIEW]Susan Vineberg - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (3):503-506.