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Sober as a Judge

Belot, Gordon (2016) Sober as a Judge. [Preprint]

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In Ockham's Razors: A User's Guide, argues that parsimony considerations are epistemically relevant on the grounds that certain methods of model selection, such as the Akaike Information Criterion, exhibit good asymptotic behaviour and take the number of adjustable parameters in a model into account. I raise some worries about this form of argument.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Belot, Gordon
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Metascience
Keywords: Parsimony; Simplicity; Ockham's Razor; Model Selection; Akaike Information Criterion
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Gordon Belot
Date Deposited: 29 May 2016 21:44
Last Modified: 29 May 2016 21:44
Item ID: 12117
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 29 May 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12117

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