Abstract – A Plea for the Improbable – Alan Hájek

On June 18, 2011, in Abstract, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Augustin Cournot is famous for the principle that an event of small probability singled out in advance will not happen. Yet Dick Cheney is famous for his “1% doctrine”: “if there’s a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping Al Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty […]

Kevin B. Korb

On April 25, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Kevin’s research is in artificial intelligence and the philosophy of  science  and the interrelation between the two, and especially the  automation of  scientific induction, or causal discovery. He is also  co-founder of Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on  Consciousness. Recent presentations:   <a href=”http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/%7Ekorb/lmps.pdf”><em>The Philosophy of Computer Simulation</em></a>, an invited talk at the <a href=”http://www.clmps2007.org/”> […]

Alan Hájek

On April 25, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Alan Hájek studied statistics and mathematics at the University of Melbourne (B.Sc. (Hons). 1982), where he won the Dwight Prize in Statistics. He took an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Western Ontario (1986) and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University (1993), winning the Porter Ogden Jacobus fellowship. He has taught at the […]