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PhilLogic: Branden Fitelson
November 29, 2012 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Details of the next meeting:
Date: Thursday 29 Nov., 7.15-9.15.
Place: 2nd floor seminar room, NYU Philosophy Dept (5, Washington Place).
Speaker: Branden Fitelson, Rutgers University
TITLE. A Framework for Grounding (Formal) Coherence Requirements
ABSTRACT. In this talk, I explain how one can (vastly) generalize the arguments of de Finetti and Joyce (for probabilism as a coherence requirement for degrees of belief) to ground (formal) coherence requirements for many different types of judgments. I will begin by rehearsing the arguments of de Finetti and Joyce. Then, I will present a general framework which was inspired by those arguments. Finally, I will show how our framework can be used to yield (new) coherence requirements for full belief and comparative confidence. Applications to various “paradoxes of consistency” will also be discussed. This talk draws on joint work with Rachael Briggs, Fabrizio Cariani, Kenny Easwaran, and David McCarthy.