[SydPhil] Miriam Schoenfield at Usyd Fri Aug 18 3pm

Brian Hedden brian.hedden at sydney.edu.au
Fri Aug 11 19:15:10 AEST 2017

Hi all,

Next Friday (Aug 18), Miriam Schoenfield will be speaking at the University of Sydney at 3pm in the Muniment Room (Quadrangle Building). All are welcome.

Her talk's title and abstract are:

Meditations on Beliefs Formed Arbitrarily
Abstract: This paper addresses the concern of beliefs formed arbitrarily: for example, religious, political and moral beliefs that we realize we possess because of the social environments we grew up in.  The paper uses accuracy-based considerations to motivate a set of criteria for determining when the fact that our beliefs were arbitrarily formed should motivate a revision.

Hope to see you all at the talk,

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