Weng Hong Tang (National University of Singapore) will present at the Formal Methods this Friday, November 9th, on:
Reliabilism and Imprecise Credences
Abstract: According to the process reliabilist, a belief is justified if and only if it is produced (or sustained) by a reliable process or system of processes—that is, one that tends to produce a high ratio of true to false beliefs. Given, however, that beliefs are not merely all-or-nothing—given that they come in degrees—a natural question arises as to how the reliabilist may account for justified degrees of belief or credences. Unlike all-or-nothing beliefs, credences do not in general admit of truth or falsity. But like all-or-nothing beliefs, they may be justified or unjustified. Recently, reliabilist accounts of justified credences have been put forward by Dunn (2015), Tang (2016), and Pettigrew (forthcoming). But such accounts focus on precise credences. In this talk, I explore how the reliabilist may deal with imprecise credences.
Room 508, Philosophy Building, Strand Campus
14:00 – 16:00