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State of the field: Measuring information and confirmation

Authors
Journal
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A
0039-3681
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2014.05.002
Keywords
  • Information
  • Confirmation
  • Partial Entailment
  • Entropy
  • Epistemic Utility

Abstract

Abstract The aim of this paper is to survey and discuss some key connections between information and confirmation within a broadly Bayesian framework. We mean to show that treating information and confirmation in a unified fashion is an intuitive and fruitful approach, fostering insights and prospects in the analysis of a variety of related notions such as belief change, partial entailment, entropy, the value of experiments, and more besides. To this end, we recapitulate established theoretical achievements, disclose a number of underlying links, and provide a few novel results.

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