Seminar cercetare DFT: „Having a look at the Bayes Blind Spot”

Miercuri, 26 februarie, în cadrul Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică, profesorul Miklós Rédei, de la London School of Economics and Political Science, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „Having a look at the Bayes Blind Spot”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Mircea Florian, începând cu ora 18.

Câteva cuvinte despre prezentare: „The talk investigates some properties of Bayesian learning with an emphasis on what probabilities a Bayesian Agent can learn by conditionalizing on possibly uncertain evidence he has about elements in a Boolean algebra. The Bayes Blind Spot of a Bayesian Agent will be defined as the set of probability measures on a Boolean algebra that are absolutely continuous with respect to the background probability (prior) of the Agent and which the Agent cannot learn by a single act of Bayesian conditioning no matter what evidence he has. Results are presented which show that the Bayes Blind Spot is a very large set if the Boolean algebra is finite. The results are discussed from the perspective of Bayesianism. The talk is based on the joint paper with Z. Gyenis “Having a look at the Bayes Blind Spot”, Synthese, online July 11, 2019, open access).”