Men discuss imprecise probabilities


LMU Munich

27-28 June 2014


Imprecise probabilities offer a model of uncertainty that is more general, less idealised than the standard precise probability framework. Imprecise probabilities are receiving increasing attention in statistics (as well as in artificial intelligence and in economics). Recently, there has been a resurgence of philosophical interest in these generalised models of uncertainty. The aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and statisticians to see what we can learn from each other. We are sure that such interdisciplinary collaboration will be valuable both to philosophers and to statisticians. Topics on which we might expect fruitful discussions include:

– updating imprecise probabilities and dilation;
– foundations of imprecise probabilities;
– procedures for eliciting imprecise probabilities;
– decision making with imprecise probabilities.

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of 1500 words for contributed talks by 1st March 2013. Decisions will be made by 15th March 2014.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Fabio Cozman (São Paulo), James M. Joyce (Michigan), and Teddy Seidenfeld (CMU)

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Men propose to classify enactivist theories of cognition

NOTE: I had a fight with Safari, which kept on insisting on “inactivist” for the title of the post. That may be the best comment here.


Varieties of Enactivism: A Conceptual Geography
A one-day symposium at AISB-50, 1st to 4th April 2014, London, UK

Keynote speakers

Xabier Barandiaran (University of the Basque Country)

Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong / University of Hertfordshire)

J. Kevin O’Regan and Jan Degenaar (Université Paris Descartes)

Michael Wheeler (University of Stirling)


Since two of the speakers were involved with the publication of my very recent Keeping the World in Mind, which presents a very distinctive form of enactivism, I wrote to the conference organizers about being included in the conference, and opening it up. I also explained the concern about all male lineups, and sent references to APA papers. No response.

This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign