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Rutgers Conference on the Philosophy of Probability

October 24-26, 2019


Thursday, October 24

3:00 – 6:00pm: Opening Session: Metaphysics of Objective Probability

Ned Hall (Harvard)Humean revisionism about chance(3:00-4:00)  video
Jenann Ismael (Columbia) “Some Worries About Humean Probabilities” (4:00-5:00)  video
10-min Break
Discussion & Audience Q&A (5:10-6:00)


Friday, October 25

9:00 – 9:50am: Coffee & Pastries

9:50 – 10:00am: Welcome & Introductory Remarks (Barry Loewer)

10:00am – 1:00pm: Session #2: Chance

Katie Elliott (UCLA)Chance Explanation(10:00-11:20)
20-min Break
Christopher Meacham (Amherst) What a non-Humean Lewisian should say about laws and chance(11:40-1:00)  video

1:00 – 2:30pm: Break for lunch

2:30 – 5:30pm: Session #3: Probabilities in the Special Sciences

Wayne Myrvold (Western Ontario)Beyond Chance and Credence” (2:30-3:50)  video
20-min Break
Carl Hoefer (Barcelona)How a priori should the chances be in Statistical Mechanics?(4:10-5:30)  slides  video


Saturday, October 26

9:00 – 10:00am: Coffee & Pastries

10:00am – 1:00pm: Session #4: Chance-Credence Principles

Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)What accuracy can teach us about chance-credence principles(10:00-11:20)  video
20-min Break
Jack Spencer (MIT) How (Not) to Justify Chance-Credence Norms(11:40-1:00)

1:00 – 2:30pm: Break for lunch

2:30 – 5:30pm: Session #5:Typicality and the Statistical Postulate

Valia Allori (NIU)Typicality, Probability, and Explanation(2:30-3:30)  slides  video
David Albert (Columbia) “Typicality?” (3:30-4:30)  video
10-min Break
Discussion & Audience Q&A (4:40-5:30)