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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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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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Chart, David
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 15:10
Item ID: 322
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/322

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