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Bayesianism  

James M. Joyce

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Feb 2004
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Sep 2009
This article is concerned with Bayesian epistemology. Bayesianism claims to provide a unified theory of epistemic and practical rationality based on the principle of mathematical ... More

Decision Theory and Epistemology  

Mark Kaplan

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2009
This article finds it characteristic of orthodox Bayesians to hold that for each person and each hypothesis it comprehends, there is a precise degree of confidence that person has in the ... More

Formal Problems About Knowledge  

Roy Sorensen

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2009
This article examines epistemological issues that have logical aspects. It considers the epistemology of proof with the help of the knower's paradox. One solution to this paradox is that ... More

Intuitionism and Philosophy  

Carl Posy

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The first part of this article shows some main points of Brouwer's mathematics and the philosophical doctrines that anchor it. It points out that Brouwer's special conception of human ... More

Naturalism Reconsidered  

Alan Weir

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on naturalism. It makes one terminological distinction: between methodological naturalism and ontological naturalism. The methodological naturalist assumes there is a ... More

Paradoxes of Rationality  

Roy Sorensen

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Feb 2004
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Sep 2009
This article provides a panoramic view of paradoxes of theoretical and practical rationality. These puzzles are organized as apparent counterexamples to attractive principles such as the ... More

Picturability and Mathematical Ideals of Knowledge  

Stephen Gaukroger

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines the role of picturability in mathematical demonstration in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and draws attention to the general question of the role that ... More

A Priority and Application: Philosophy of Mathematics in the Modern Period  

Lisa Shabel

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The state of modern mathematical practice called for a modern philosopher of mathematics to answer two interrelated questions. Given that mathematical ontology includes quantifiable ... More

Quine and the Web of Belief  

Michael D. Resnik

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on Quine's positive views and their bearing on the philosophy of mathematics. It begins with his views concerning the relationship between scientific theories and ... More

Rationality and Game Theory  

Cristina Bicchieri

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Feb 2004
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Sep 2009
This article on rationality and game theory deals with the modeling of interaction between decision makers. Game theory aims to understand situations in which decision makers interact. ... More

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