Agreement between "independent" measurements of a theoretically posited quantity is intuitively compelling evidence that a theory is, loosely speaking, on the right track. But exactly what conclusion is warranted by such agreement? I propose a new account of the phenomenon's epistemic significance within the framework of Bayesian epistemology. I contrast my proposal with the standard Bayesian treatment, which lumps the phenomenon under the heading of "evidential diversity."
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Philosophy of Science|
|State||Published - Dec 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- History and Philosophy of Science