Concepts of Evidence   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy)

PHIL 528 - Concepts of Evidence

Credits: 3

Systematic approaches to data analysis--Bayesian, Fisherian and decision theoretic--will be critically appraised. Applications of these theories to some problems of inductive logic: the paradoxes of confirmation, the role of simplicity, and the probability of inductive generalizations.

Prerequisites: 3 hours in philosophy beyond the 100 level or consent of the instructor