, Volume 176, Issue 3, pp 333–343

The transmission of support: a Bayesian re-analysis


DOI: 10.1007/s11229-009-9570-4

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Chandler, J. Synthese (2010) 176: 333. doi:10.1007/s11229-009-9570-4


Crispin Wright’s discussion of the notion of ‘transmission-failure’ promises to have important philosophical ramifications, both in epistemology and beyond. This paper offers a precise, formal characterisation of the concept within a Bayesian framework. The interpretation given avoids the serious shortcomings of a recent alternative proposal due to Samir Okasha.


Transmission-failureCrispin WrightBayesianismSamir Okasha

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium