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20 maggio 2021: Wesley Holliday: Logics of Imprecise, Comparative, and Regular Probability

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Logic Lunch Aperitivo Seminar Series on line a cura del Logic Group del Dipartimento di Filosofia "Piero Martinetti"

Wesley Holliday (University of California, Berkeley)

Logics of Imprecise, Comparative, and Regular Probability

20 maggio 2021, h. 18:00.

In order to obtain the link for the webinar, please write to: logic.unimi@gmail.com


In this talk, based on joint work with Yifeng Ding and Thomas Icard (at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1m3156ps), I will discuss a logical perspective on connections between two alternatives to the standard probability calculus for representing and reasoning about uncertainty: imprecise probability and comparative probability. The goal is to identify complete logics for reasoning about uncertainty in a comparative probabilistic language whose semantics is given in terms of imprecise probability. Comparative probability operators are interpreted as quantifying over a set of probability measures. Modal and dynamic operators are added for reasoning about epistemic possibility and updating sets of probability measures. I will also discuss our work in progress on the relation between imprecise probability and the principle of regularity, according to which an agent should assign non-zero probability to any possibly true proposition.

La conferenza si terrà in inglese.

La partecipazione alla conferenza è fortemente consigliata agli allievi della Scuola di Dottorato in Filosofia e Scienze dell’Uomo e della Scuola di Dottorato di Mente, Cervello e Ragionamento.

La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli interessati. 

The Logic Group, Department of Philosophy, University of Milan

20 maggio 2021
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