Good call. There being an Oxford Handbook of Rationality with a chapter on Bayesianism seems to show that the term is acquiring new connotations on a bit wider scope than just on LW.

We need a decent "Bayesian epistemology" article on LW. The SEP one may suck. And EY's "Intuitive Explanation" is, IME, nothing of the sort.

6Sniffnoy9yTangentially, looking through this, I note that it appears to address the circularity of basing utility on probability and probability on utility. It claims there's a set of axioms that gets you both at once, and it's due to Leonard Savage, 1954. How has this gone unmentioned here? I'm going to have to look up the details of this.

Open Thread, April 2011

by ata 1 min read2nd Apr 2011111 comments


It seems we have agreed that open threads will continue but that they will go in the Discussion section, so here's this month's thread.