Seminari di filosofia del linguaggio e della mente
Lunedì 22 febbraio 2016, ore 10.30-12.30.
Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano
This seminar presents an informal and rather biased selection of key research topics in the foundations of uncertain reasoning. It consists of four parts. First, I will recall that uncertainty must be taken seriously, and suggest how we might go about making useful distinctions regarding its meaning. Second, I will point out how rationality comes in very handy when we must face “decision-relevant uncertainty”. Third, I will illustrate why, under certain conditions, the rational reaction to uncertainty must be probabilistic. In the fourth, and final part, I will discuss why probability is not quite telling us the last word on rational reasoning under uncertainty.