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Miriam Schoenfield (University of Texas at Austin): “Bayesian and Less than Bayesian Treatments of Higher Order Defeat”

1 June 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

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Abstract: In this talk I’ll describe the phenomenon of higher order defeat and explain why it isn’t well accommodated in a classical Bayesian framework. I’ll then discuss two alternatives to the Bayesian picture and explain why I favor one over the other.

Miriam Schoenfield is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin.



1 June 2022
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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