Modelling Non-empirical Confirmation

  • Richard DawidEmail author
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 25)


The paper provides a presentation and motivation of the concept of non-empirical theory confirmation. Non-empirical theory confirmation is argued to play an important role in the scientific process that has not been adequately acknowledged so far. Its formalization within a Bayesian framework demonstrates that non-empirical confirmation does have the essential structural characteristics of theory confirmation.


Scientific Theory Higgs Model Higgs Particle Empirical Prediction Empirical Implication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LMU Munich—Munich Center for Mathematical PhilosophyMunichGermany

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