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Inference to the Best Explanation, Bayesianism, and Feminist Bank Tellers

Chart, David (2001) Inference to the Best Explanation, Bayesianism, and Feminist Bank Tellers. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Inference to the Best Explanation and Bayesianism have both been proposed as descriptions of the way that people make inferences. This paper argues that one result from cognitive psychology, the "feminist bank teller" experiment, suggests that people use Inference to the Best Explanation rather than Bayesian techniques.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Bayesianism, Inference to the Best Explanation, systematic irrationality
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Explanation
    Depositing User: David Chart
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 322
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/322

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