Bayesianism, Elimination Induction and Logical Reliability
The logic of scientific justification is a central problem in the philosophy of science. Bayesianism is usually taken as the leading theory in this area. After a brief review of Bayesian account of scientific justification and learning theorists’ objection against Bayesianism, this paper proposes an argument defending Bayesianism. It is shown that Bayesian conditionalization has the necessary equipment to capture the idea of elimination induction, which functions as an indispensible component in a satisfactory account of scientific justification.