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22 April 2013, Logic Tea, Catrin Campbell-Moore

Speaker: Catrin Campbell-Moore
Title: Type-free, Predicate Approaches to Probability here
Date: Monday 22 April 2013
Time: 18:00-19:00
Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Abstract

In philosophy, probability is often understood as a sentence operator. We argue that instead one should understand probability as a function symbol added to a language, and probabilities should be assigned to objects which represent sentences. Moreover we shall argue that this should be done in a type-free manner. We mention some features of our approach, for example that Lewis' Principal Principle is inconsistent in this framework, and we shall discuss a construction of a possible world style semantics for the probability function symbol.

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