SOPhiA 2013

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programme - Talk

Rational Foundations for Boundedly Rational Learning
(Plenary Lecture, English, Location: HS 101)

I start by reviewing the foundations for classical Bayesian learning from experience. The basic idea here is that learning should be consistent with one's assumptions about the structure of observations. I continue with applying the same kind of idea to a boundedly rational learning rule, the foundation of which turns out to be quite, though not wholly, similar to that for Bayesian learning.

Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
Time: 16:30-18:00, September 13th, 2013 (Friday)
Location: HS 101
Remark: CHANGE. (The talk of Herlinde Pauer-Studer has been replaced by this talk!)

Simon M. Huttegger 
(University of California, Irvine, USA)

Simon M. Huttegger is Associate Professor at the University of California's Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science. His interests include game and decision theory, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of science. In particular, he is interested in evolutionary game theory and the theory of learning in games. He has done lots of work on the evolution of signaling. From 2010 to 2013 he was a PI of the NSF funded project "Collaborative Research: Dynamic Perspectives on Costs and Conflicts in Signaling Interactions". Recent publications are, e.g., "In Defense of Reflection", Philosophy of Science, 2013, "Probe and Adjust in Information Transfer Games", together with Kevin J. S. Zollman, Erkenntnis, 2013, "Generic Properties of Evolutionary Games and Adaptationism", Journal of Philosophy, 2010. For more information about Simon M. Huttegger please visit his website!

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