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Philosophy of Probability Workshop
WhenSaturday, Apr. 28, 2018
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus roomHUB 340
Event typesAcademics, Conferences
Event sponsorsUW Department of Philosophy, phil.washington.edu… philinfo@uw.edu, (206) 543-5855

UW Department of Mathematics, math.washington.edu

Simpson Center for the Humanities, simpsoncenter.org
Description

This event will bring together philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists for a one-day workshop during Spring 2018 to critically examine interpretations of probability theory in its many and varied applications. Probability theory is used widely in stochastic and dynamical systems, statistical and quantum physics, theories of rationality in epistemology, and theories of evidence and inductive inference in statistics and philosophy of science. It often happens that results or viewpoints from certain applications of probability theory, which would be immediately useful in other areas, go unnoticed due to lack of communication between isolated research communities. For this reason, the purpose of this event is not just to rehash well-known debates between Bayesian and frequentist approaches to probability, but rather to put researchers with different views on probability theory in conversation.  The event will serve to open channels of communication between researchers in different fields working on related questions in the foundations of probability theory.

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