Links
HFA - College of Humanities & Fine Arts view HFA submenu
Section Menu

Speaker Series: Roger White, MIT

 

Title: Proportioning One’s Belief to the Evidence

 

Abstract: A wise person, we are told, proportions their belief to the evidence. Sounds like a great idea. What does it mean? Perhaps doing it, or trying to do it, involves judging (i) what “the evidence” is, and (ii) what bearing that evidence has on P. My aim is to try to make some sense out of both of these tasks.