Chapter 6. Historiographic Evidence and Confirmation

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Mark Day1 and
  2. Gregory Radick2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch6

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Day, M. and Radick, G. (2008) Historiographic Evidence and Confirmation, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nottingham–Trent University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • historiographic evidence;
  • hypotheses;
  • Bayesianism;
  • (H|E&B);
  • Bayesianism as a model of historiographic reasoning;
  • explanationism;
  • towards an explanationist Bayesianism;
  • applications - skepticism and underdetermination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is Historiographic Evidence?

  • Bayesianism

  • Bayesianism as a Model of Historiographic Reasoning

  • Explanationism

  • Towards an Explanationist Bayesianism

  • Applications: Skepticism

  • Applications: Underdetermination

  • References

  • Further Reading