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Formal Informal: Inductive Logic and Probabilities

MCMP joint event with Foundations of Statistics

Thursday, 12 July, 18:30 – 20:30 @ Stats Dept, Alte Bibliothek room 245

Carnap, who occupies a central place in the development of inductive logic, showed that the disagreements between the interpretation of probabilities as a state of the world and as a state of knowledge of the observer were vain since they were not about the same concept. He concentrated on the second of these two concepts, inductive probabilities, drew the foundations of inductive logic, systematized aspects and approaches, and presented the different methods not as competing against each other, but as part of a system, each perspective being a point on the continuum of the inductive methods.

This edition of Formal Informal will collect, sort, and discuss foundations, applications, and problems of inductive methodology, bridging views from philosophy and statistics.

Presenters will be Karine Fradet (Philosophy, Université de Montrèal), Frederik Herzberg (Math. Economics, Bielefeld/MCMP), and Christina Schneider (Philosophy & Statistics, LMU)

View more info about the “Formal Informal” series and download the PDF poster here.

Organization: Roland Poellinger | r.poellinger@lmu.de