[SydPhil] Notification: Nick Smith @ Thu 23 Mar 2017 15:00 - 16:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Nick Smith
Problems of Precision in Bayesian Epistemology and Fuzzy Theories of

A common objection to theories of vagueness based on fuzzy logics centres  
on the idea that assigning a single numerical degree of truth -- a real  
number between 0 and 1 -- to each vague statement is excessively precise.
A common objection to Bayesian epistemology centres on the idea that  
assigning a single numerical degree of belief -- a real number between 0  
and 1 -- to each proposition is excessively precise.  In this talk I  
explore possible parallels between these objections.  In particular I argue  
that the only good argument along these lines against fuzzy theories of  
vagueness does not translate into a good argument against Bayesian  
When: Thu 23 Mar 2017 15:00 – 16:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Calendar: Current Projects
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