Rutgers Conference on the Philosophy of Probability

On October 24-26, 2019, the Rutgers Philosophy Department will be holding a conference on the Philosophy of Probability. All are welcome to attend!

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Rutgers Conference on Philosophy of Probability
Location: Rutgers Philosophy Department; 106 Somerset St, 5th floor; New Brunswick, NJ
Oct 24 – 26, 2019

Conference Website: https://sites.rutgers.edu/laws-and-chance-project/probability-conference/

Invited Speakers: Ned Hall (Harvard); Jenann Ismael (Columbia); Katie Elliott (UCLA); Christopher Meacham (UMass Amherst); Carl Hoefer (Barcelona); Wayne Myrvold (Western Ontario); Richard Pettigrew (Bristol); Jack Spencer (MIT); Valia Allori (NIU); David Albert (Columbia)

Organizers: Barry Loewer (Rutgers); Denise Dykstra (Rutgers)

Schedule Overview (a detailed schedule, including talk titles and abstracts, is available here)

Thursday, Oct 24

  • 3:00 – 6:00 Topic: Metaphysics of Objective Probability (Ned Hall; Jenann Ismael)
  • 7:00 Conference Dinner (RSVP required)

Friday, Oct 25

  • 9:00 – 9:50 Coffee & Pastries
  • 9:50 – 10:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks (Barry Loewer)
  • 10:00 – 1:00 Topic: Chance (Katie Elliott; Christopher Meacham)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Break for lunch
  • 2:30 – 5:30 Topic: Probabilities in the Special Sciences (Carl Hoefer; Wayne Myrvold)
  • 6:30 Dinner (RSVP required)

Saturday, Oct 26

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Coffee & Pastries
  • 10:00 – 1:00 Topic: Chance-Credence Principles (Richard Pettigrew; Jack Spencer)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Break for lunch
  • 2:30 – 5:30 Topic: Typicality and the Statistical Postulate (Valia Allori; David Albert)

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If you have any questions, please email denise.dykstra@rutgers.edu.

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