Between Fiction and Reality. Against the Bayesian Approach to the Scientific Method

Author/s Ernesto Fabbricatore
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/95
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 65-80 File size 277 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2011-095004
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The development of the Bayesian approach to the scientific method represents one of the most suggestive and controversial orientations in modern epistemology. Starting from the assumption that, normally, humans think and operate in uncertain conditions, the Bayesian interpretation aims to identify - on the basis on an appropriate probability of the uncertain - the principles that govern cognitive rationality, practical rationality and the relationship between the two. Though this area of epistemological considerations is particularly rich in intertwined background and foreground components, this contribution will provide the necessary elements to critically understand an approach that is seemingly far from any kind of "rule of correspondence" with empirical reality.

Ernesto Fabbricatore, Tra finzione e realtà. Contro l’approccio bayesiano al metodo scientifico in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 95/2011, pp 65-80, DOI: 10.3280/SR2011-095004