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12 aprile 2018: Cyril Hédoin. Practical Reasoning, Rule-Following and Belief Revision

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Logic and Philosophy of Science Seminar


Cyril Hédoin (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne)

Practical Reasoning, Rule-Following and Belief Revision: An Account in Terms of Jeffrey's Rule


Thursday 12 April 2018: h. 14.30-16.00

Venue: Department of Philosophy, Cortile Ghiacciaia, top floor, Saletta Seminari Sottotetto
via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano



This paper provides a conceptual exploration of the implication of Jeffrey’s rule of belief revision to account for rule-following behaviour in a game-theoretic framework. Jeffrey’s rule reflects the fact that in many cases learning something new does not imply that one has full assurance about the true content of the information. In other words, the same information may be both perceived and interpreted in several different ways. In the context of strategic interactions, this implies first that to follow a rule, agents must frame the interaction in a sufficiently similar way and be aware of the same salient properties, i.e. they must have the same partition of the event. Second, they must ascribe to others the same revised probabilities to what they take to be the common partition. In a game-theoretic framework, this also implies that rule-following behaviour cannot be identified merely with the existence of a common prior.

Contact: Francesco Guala (francesco.guala@unimi.it)

Le conferenze saranno tenuta in inglese.

La partecipazione all’incontro è fortemente consigliata consigliata agli allievi della Scuola di Dottorato in Filosofia e Scienze dell’Uomo.

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