However, many philosophers and a few scientists use the Bayesian (subjectivist or personalist) view of probability as a measure of an individual's degree of belief
. Since beliefs are personal and such probability assignments are arbitrary, Bayesianism is hardly scientific: it is only a variety of gambling.
As uncertainty assignment terms, the degree of belief
, probability distribution, and possibility distribution are used for evidence theory, probability theory, and possibility theory, respectively.
If one embraces this approach, the general problem becomes how to handle a degree of belief
about the real world that will persist unavoidably in factfinding.
In this context, probability is interpreted as a degree of belief
rather than a frequency of occurrence.
"In this way, a systems approach could be applied to the monitoring of tailings storage facilities, and this would enable owners, regulators and practitioners to re-assess our 'degree of belief
on an ongoing basis--instilling more confidence in our monitoring practices," they said.
Second, we examine evidence for the proposition and develop a degree of belief
in the proposition.
Virtually every Wales player on the pitch produced a PB, a personal best performance during an incredible display of courage, commitment, a huge degree of belief
Thus for times j and k such that j < k, an agent's rational degree of belief
in sentence p at k is given by:
Second, in the previous work, the focus was only on quantifying the degree of belief
concerning whether a seller sells stolen goods, rather than considering both cases.