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Landes, Jürgen ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3105-6624 and Osimani, Barbara (2020): On the Assessed Strength of Agents' Bias. In: Journal for General Philosophy of Science [PDF, 1MB]


Recent work in social epistemology has shown that, in certain situations, less communication leads to better outcomes for epistemic groups. In this paper, we show that, ceteris paribus, a Bayesian agent may believe less strongly that a single agent is biased than that an entire group of independent agents is biased. We explain this initially surprising result and show that it is in fact a consequence one may conceive on the basis of commonsense reasoning.

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