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General principle based priors

Many who advocate using the Bayesian approach still want to keep `subjective' contributions to the inference to a minimum. Their aim is to derive prior functions based on `objective' arguments or general principles. As the reader might guess, this subject is rather controversial, and the risk of trasforming arguments, which might well be reasonable and useful in many circumstances, into dogmatic rules is high (D'Agostini, 1999e).


Giulio D'Agostini 2003-05-13