Synthese Library

Bayesian Argumentation

The practical side of probability

Editors: Zenker, Frank (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive overview of the application  of Baysian argumentation in philosophy, linguistics and social psychology
  • Includes analyses of real life court cases, results of experimental research, and insights obtained from computer models
  • Provides  a dialectical and a dynamic perspective to argumentation and treats the natural language argument ​
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Relevant to, and drawing from, a range of disciplines, the chapters in this collection show the diversity, and applicability, of research in Bayesian argumentation. Together, they form a challenge to philosophers versed in both the use and criticism of Bayesian models who have largely overlooked their potential in argumentation. Selected from contributions to a multidisciplinary workshop on the topic held in Sweden in 2010, the authors count linguists and social psychologists among their number, in addition to philosophers. They analyze material that includes real-life court cases, experimental research results, and the insights gained from computer models.  

The volume provides, for the first time, a formal measure of subjective argument strength and argument force, robust enough to allow advocates of opposing sides of an argument to agree on the relative strengths of their supporting reasoning. With papers from leading figures such as Michael Oaksford and Ulrike Hahn, the book comprises recent research conducted at the frontiers of Bayesian argumentation and provides a multitude of examples in which these formal tools can be applied to informal argument. It signals new and impending developments in philosophy, which has seen Bayesian models deployed in formal epistemology and philosophy of science, but has yet to explore the full potential of Bayesian models as a framework in argumentation. In doing so, this revealing anthology looks destined to become a standard teaching text in years to come.​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Bayesian Argumentation: The Practical Side of Probability

    Zenker, Frank

    Pages 1-11

  • Testimony and Argument: A Bayesian Perspective

    Hahn, Ulrike (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • Why Are We Convinced by the Ad Hominem Argument?: Bayesian Source Reliability and Pragma-Dialectical Discussion Rules

    Oaksford, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • A Survey of Uncertainties and Their Consequences in Probabilistic Legal Argumentation

    Grabmair, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

  • Was It Wrong to Use Statistics in R v Clark? A Case Study of the Use of Statistical Evidence in Criminal Courts

    Pundik, Amit

    Pages 87-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bayesian Argumentation
Book Subtitle
The practical side of probability
Editors
  • Frank Zenker
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
362
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5357-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5357-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5356-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9329-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 216
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