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Naive deductivist accounts of confirmation have the undesirable consequence that if E confirms H, then E also confirms the conjunction H7X, for any X-even if X is completely irrelevant to E and H. Bayesian accounts of confirmation may appear to have the same problem. In a recent article in this journal Fitelson (2002) argued that existing Bayesian attempts to resolve of this problem are inadequate in several important respects. Fitelson then proposes a new-and-improved Bayesian account thatdoi:10.1086/423626 fatcat:5c65gbveqfgudk6f75seif24gi