The Art of Learning

Konek, Jason (2017) The Art of Learning. In: Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 6. Oxford Studies in Epistemology, 6 . Oxford University Press. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Confirmational holism is at odds with Jeffrey conditioning --- the orthodox Bayesian policy for accommodating uncertain learning experiences. Two of the great insights of holist epistemology are that (i) the effects of experience ought to be mediated by one's background beliefs, and (ii) the support provided by one's learning experience can and often is undercut by subsequent learning. Jeffrey conditioning fails to vindicate either of these insights. My aim is to describe and defend a new updating policy that does better. In addition to showing that this new policy is more holism-friendly than Jeffrey conditioning, I will also show that it has an accuracy-centered justification.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Confirmational holism, Epistemic utility theory, Jeffrey conditioning, Radical probabilism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: J.P. Konek
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 11:15 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66009 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Konek, Jason: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2658-9605
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