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Saturday lecture and forum

The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room
Teachco course number 4253
Professor Patrick Grim, State University of New York at Stony Brook
24 lectures: June[masked] - November[masked]

Each 30 min video lecture is followed by one hour long moderated discussion. Attendance is open. New members are welcome!

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  • Kim Critical thinking and university students, see Aug 5 post

    August 5, 2013

  • Jon R.

    Links on ideas I introduced in discussion:

    Bayesian inference — A method of inference in which Bayes' rule is used to update the probability estimate for a hypothesis as additional evidence is acquired.
    Propagation of uncertainty — The effect of variables' uncertainties (or errors) on the uncertainty of a function based on them.
    Confidence interval — Interval estimate of a population parameter and is used to indicate the reliability of an estimate.
    Nomic Inference: An Introduction to the Logic of Scientific Inquiry, Salvator Cannavo, 1974
    Can We Automate Invention? Interview with Stephen Wolfram
    Genetic Programming is an Automated Invention Machine
    Invention and creativity in automated design by means of genetic programming, John R. Korza, et. al.
    Automating Invention, blog of Robert Plotkin
    KED: A Deontic Theorem Prover, Alberto Artosi, Paola Cattabriga, Guido Governatori. Logic of permission and obligation.

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    August 4, 2013

  • Ken


    August 4, 2013

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