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Objective Probability, and Conditional Reasoning seminar: Propensities and Conditional Probabilities, Isabelle Drouet, 16 Dec

Wednesday 10 December 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY 16 December 2014, 17:15 - 19:00 Room 243 (Second Floor), Senate House Objective Probability, and Conditional Reasoning seminar: Propensities and Conditional Probabilities Isabelle Drouet (Sorbonne) My talk will deal with the objection that Paul Humphreys raised against the propensity interpretation of probability, i.e. “Humphreys’ paradox”. A typology of existing answers and solutions is offered, which are confronted with Humphreys’ 2004 rejoinder. Finally, an original solution is formulated and discussed.  

Exhibition and talks to share latest research into taste, smell and multisensory perception

Friday 21 November 2014
Exhibition and talks to share latest research into taste, smell and multisensory perception Press Release 11 November 2014 ‘The Hidden Senses: the secrets of taste and smell’, 21 November 2014, will share the latest research into multisensory interactions involving taste, smell and the other sensory modalities being carried out by psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers working on the Rethinking the Senses project.

Barry Smith on the Philosophy of Good Taste, BBC Radio 4

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Professor Barry C Smith, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Leadership Fellow for the AHRC Science in Culture Theme  has featured in a new BBC Radio 4 series ‘A History of Ideas’ with Melyvn Bragg. ‘A History of Ideas’ will address big questions from a variety of perspectives involve leading thinkers from Philosophy, Science, Theology and the Arts. The first programme which asks ‘Why are things beautiful?’ features historian of science Simon Shaffer, mathematician Professor Vicky Neale and philosophers Angie Hobbs and Barry Smith.

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