ELTE TTK, Budapest Pázmány P. sétány 1/A.



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1999, december


December 6
 Szeminárium nem lesz, a 
"The problem of quantum measurement" workshop
(Bp. dec. 6-7) miatt!
 
Betgség miatt elmarad!
Új idõpont:  2000, január 17.
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December 13 12:30 6. em. 6.54
 Ambrus-Lakatos Loránd
  CEU,Departments of Political Science and Economics
Van Fraassen on Empiricism versus Pragmatism in Epistemology
   In his paper "Belief and the Will", Bastian van Fraassen presents a framework for the understanding of Empiricist epistemology, and this is the model of Bayesian information processing. Analyzing this framework, he continues, makes us realize that one also has to posit that the Empiricist owes a certain sort of commitment to his own epistemic stances. And this in turn raises the issue of how the Empiricist could make practical decisions concerning what his correct beliefs should be. I argue, however, that the model of Bayesian information processing cannot in general serve the purpose of being a model for Empiricist epistemology. My argument employs a close inspection of the implicit epistemological presuppositions behind the Bayesian model. It also involves a discussion of the implications of the so-called Harsanyi doctrine for the formulation of the Bayesian decision problem.
Ha mindenki beszél magyarul, akkor az elõadás magyarul lesz!
A szeminárium weboldala: http://hps.elte.hu/seminar
A szeminárium szervezõje: E. Szabó László