Introduction to the bayesian methodology of contemporary cosmology

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Aleksandra Kurek
Łukasz Kukier
Marek Szydłowski
Paweł Tambor


The Bayesian framework is used in reconstruction of modern cosmology which actually concentrates on estimation of model parameters. The authors demonstrate that observational cosmology should be treated as an effective theory of the Universe. It realizes dream of science proposed by logical empirism in some sense, i.e. science should be founded on empirical data from the very beginning, and it formulates and amplifies the hypothesis through new empirical data. They have also shown some limitations of the Bayesian approach as well as its advantages when this approach is applied to cosmology.

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Kurek, A., Kukier, Łukasz, Szydłowski, M., & Tambor, P. (2009). Introduction to the bayesian methodology of contemporary cosmology. Philosophical Problems in Science (Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce), (45), 62–96. Retrieved from


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