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Bayes, Hume, Price, and Miracles

Earman, John (2002) Bayes, Hume, Price, and Miracles. In: Bayes's Theorem. Proceedings of the British Academy . Oxford University Press, Oxford, 91 - 109. ISBN 9780197263419

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This chapter discusses the Bayesian analysis of miracles. It is set in the context of the eighteenth-century debate on miracles. The discussion is focused on the probable response of Thomas Bayes to David Hume's celebrated argument against miracles. The chapter presents the claim that the criticisms Richard Price made against Hume's argument against miracles were largely solid.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Earman, Johnjearman@pitt.eduJEARMAN
Centers: University Centers > Center for Philosophy of Science
Date: 2002
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Series Name: Proceedings of the British Academy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: Oxford
Page Range: 91 - 109
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.003.0005
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780197263419
Title of Book: Bayes's Theorem
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Additional Information: Proceedings of the British Academy ISSN: 0068-1202
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:07


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