Gastvortrag von Dr. Anna-Maria Asunta Eder (Köln): „Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence“

Mittwoch, 30. Oktober 2019, 18.00 Uhr

Gastvortrag von Dr. Anna-Maria Asunta Eder (Universität zu Köln): „Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence“ [Einladung]

Seminarraum VI der Theologischen Fakultät (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, 1. Stock)

In everyday life and in science we acquire evidence of evidence and based on this new evidence we often change our epistemic states. An assumption underlying such practice is that the following EEE Slogan is correct: ‘evidence of evidence is evidence’ (Feldman 2007, p. 208). We suggest that evidence of evidence is best understood as higher-order evidence about the epistemic state of agents. In order to model evidence of evidence we introduce a powerful framework for modelling epistemic states, Dyadic Bayesianism. Based on this framework, we then discuss characterizations of evidence of evidence and argue for one of them. Finally, we show that whether the EEE Slogan holds, depends on the specific kind of evidence of evidence. 

Anna-Maria A. Eder is Assistant Professor at the University of Cologne. Her research focus on debates in epistemology, general philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy. She works on topics such as: disagreement, epistemic normativity, epistemic rationality and confirmation, the aims of inquiry, conceptual clarification, and idealizations in philosophy.


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