Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Frequencies, Chances, and Undefinable Sets
Jan-Willem Romeijn, Fellow, CMU Center for Formal Epistemology
University of Groningen
LOCATION CHANGE: 1228 Cathedral of Learning
Abstract: My talk consists of two parts, concerning the epistemology and metaphysics of chance respectively. In the first part I present a frequentist view on statistical hypotheses, focusing on their role in inference. In the second part of the talk I ask what these frequentist hypotheses pertain to. I will argue that we can avoid the problem of the reference class by means of a formal anti-reductionist argument.