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Bovens, Luc; Hartmann, Stephan (2003): Bayesian Networks in Philosophy. In: Löwe, Benedikt; Malzkorn, Wolfgang; Räsch, Thoralf (eds.) : Foundations of the Formal Sciences II. Trends in Logic, Vol. 17. Springer Netherlands pp. 39-46


We provide a short introduction to the theory of Bayesian Networks and construct a Bayesian Network model of confirmation with an unreliable instrument. We indicate how this model can be extended to investigate the varietyof-evidence thesis, the Duhem-Quine thesis and calibration in philosophy of science and to give precise accounts of notions such as reliability and coherence in epistemology.