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## Learning under prior ignorance

### Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2006 ; 2006ECO004.

It is well known that a state of prior ignorance is not compatible with learning, at least in a coherent theory of (epistemic) uncertainty. What is less widely known, is that there is another state of beliefs, called near-ignorance, that resembles ignorance very closely by satisfying some principles that can arguably be regarded as necessary in a state of ignorance, and that allows learning to... More