Curve-Fitting for Bayesians?

Publication Year:
2015
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13260
Author(s):
Belot, Gordon
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Bayesians often assume, suppose, or conjecture that for any reasonable explication of the notion of simplicity a prior can be designed that will enforce a preference for hypotheses simpler in just that sense. But it is shown here that there are simplicity-driven approaches to curve-fitting problems that cannot be captured within the orthodox Bayesian framework.