18Beliefs about the unobservedDissertation, London School of Economics. 2020.What should one believe about the unobserved? My thesis is a collection of four papers, each of which addresses this question. In the first paper, “Why Subjectivism?”, I consider the standing of a position called radical subjective Bayesianism, or subjectivism. The view is composed of two claims—that agents ought to be logically omniscient, and that there is no further norm of rationality—both of which are subject to seemingly conclusive objections. In this paper, I seek, if not to rehabilitate …Read more
290Objectivity and the Method of Arbitrary FunctionsBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science. forthcoming.There is widespread excitement in the literature about the method of arbitrary functions: many take it to show that it is from the dynamics of systems that the objectivity of probabilities emerge. In this paper, I differentiate three ways in which a probability function might be objective, and I argue that the method of arbitrary functions cannot help us show that dynamics objectivise probabilities in any of these senses.
University of GroningenFaculty of PhilosophyAssistant Professor
London School of Economics
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method