45 Questions to Consider

  1. Hume finds it far more likely that there was some sort of conspiracy in his Queen Elizabeth case than that she was resurrected from the dead. But doesn’t this just show that he is not being open-minded? Shouldn’t an epistemic agent be impartial?
  1. Suppose that in our UFO example, someone regards the initial probability of intelligent life forms visiting Earth as being pretty high—because there are so many credible reports of UFOs! What might a good Bayesian say to them?
  1. Bayesianism suggests that one should not believe that extremely improbable events happen. But extremely improbable events do happen from time to time. Isn’t this enough to show that Bayesianism gives bad advice?


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