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08: Scientific Rationality: Bayesianism vs. Reliabilism

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

How can novel, appropriate concepts be introduced in science? How can rational scientific change come about? How are scientific revolutions produced? How can advocates of very different scientific positions rationally discuss and resolve their differences? This seminar will explore two answers to these questions. Bayesian epistemology maintains that rational inquiry in science consists of adjusting probabilities of hypotheses in the light of evidence by rules that first emerged in the 18th century. Formal learning theory postulates that rational inquiry consists in using methods that are reliably converged to the truth. Each framework implies astonishing consequences for methods of inquiry.

Vortragende

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Chair
London School of Economics and Political Science Chair

Dr. Clark GLYMOUR

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

 Endowed positions at:
 Princeton University
 University of California San Diego
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Technilogico de Costa Rica

Dr. Stephan HARTMANN

London School of Economics and Political Science

1989-1991 Research Assistant, Center for Philosophy and the Foundations of Science, University of Gießen
1989-1991 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Gießen
1991-1992 Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, University of Washington
1996-1998 Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Konstanz
1997-1998 Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Gießen
1996-1998 Research Scientist, Department of Physics, University of Munich
2000-2001 Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
1998-2003 Assistant Professor in Philosophy, University of Konstanz
2002-2005 Director, Research Group Philosophy, Probability and Modeling, University of Konstanz
2003-2005 Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
2005-2006 Reader in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
2004-2006 Director, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE
2006 Visiting Professor, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine

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