Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Ben Escoto
University of California, Irvine

"A Bayesian Approach to Probability Coordination"

Abstract: It is usually accepted that there are two types of probability, subjective and objective.  Rational agents are supposed to practice coordination: if an agent knows that the objectivity probability of an event is x, then the agent's subjective probability for that event should be x.  This is a useful idea, but there are problems justifying coordination non-circularly, and also specifying when coordination should occur. This talk outlines a Bayesian-style approach to these issues.

Friday, March 4, 2005
SST 777
3 pm

Refreshments will be served