Is Evidence of Evidence Evidence?

Noûs 51 (1):95-112 (2017)
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Abstract

We examine whether the "evidence of evidence is evidence" principle is true. We distinguish several different versions of the principle and evaluate recent attacks on some of those versions. We argue that, whatever the merits of those attacks, they leave the more important rendition of the principle untouched. That version is, however, also subject to new kinds of counterexamples. We end by suggesting how to formulate a better version of the principle that takes into account those new counterexamples.

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Juan Comesaña
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Eyal Tal
University of Arizona (PhD)

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