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Autzen, Bengt

Bengt Autzen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 129
D-80539 München

Further Information

Bengt completed a PhD in philosophy at the London School of Economics (LSE). He also holds a MSc in philosophy and history of science from the LSE and a Diplom in mathematics from Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Research Interests

Bengt’s research interests are in the philosophy of probability, the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of economics. Currently, he is particularly interested in the role of uncertainty in scientific inference and decision theory.

Recent Publications

  • Autzen, B. (forthcoming), “Error Management, Reliability and Cognitive Evolution”, Biology and Philosophy
  • Autzen, B. (forthcoming), “Musing on Means: Fitness, Expectation and the Principles of Natural Selection”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • Autzen, B. (forthcoming), “Bayesian Convergence and the Fair-Balance Paradox”, Erkenntnis
  • Autzen, B. (2016), “Significance Testing, P-values and the Principle of Total Evidence”, European Journal for Philosophy of Science 6: 281-295
  • Autzen, B. (2016), “Dissolving the Star-Tree Paradox”, Biology and Philosophy 31: 409-419