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Dr. Vitek Stritecky and Dr. Petr. Spelda (Charles University, Prague Czech Republic): Machine Learning & Epistemology (Zoom)

26.01.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract:

Our talk is centered around the notion of robustness in empirical and theoretical machine learning (ML). For the empirical part, the talk analyses a new risk [...]


Vortrag entfällt: Prof. emerit. Peter Tepe (HHU): Schönheit im Alltag. Zur Theorie der ästhetischen Erfahrung (Zoom)

19.01.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Aus gesundheitlichen Gründen muss der Vortrag von Herrn Professor Tepe am 19.01.2021 leider entfallen.


Prof. Sander Verhaegh (Univ. Tilburg): Coming to America: Carnap, Reichenbach, and the Great Intellectual Migration (Zoom)

12.01.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract In the years before the Second World War, Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach emigrated to the United States, escaping the quickly deteriorating political situation on [...]


Dr. Jan Philip Dapprich (Düsseldorf): The Problem of Original Acquisition in Robert Nozick’s Theory of Justice (Zoom)

15.12.2020, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract:

A major problem in Robert Nozick’s historical entitlement theory of justice is that he lacks an explanation of how property rights (or entitlements) first come [...]


Dr. Alexander Christian (HHU): On the Denial of Medical Knowledge During the COVID-19-Pandemic (Zoom)

08.12.2020, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract

The denial of epidemiological and virological knowledge in wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is commonly seen as a serious problem for science communication, [...]


Prof. Joachim Horvarth (Univ. Bochum): The Myth of Intuitive Expertise (Zoom)

01.12.2020, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract:

Various findings from experimental philosophy suggest that intuitive judgments about hypothetical cases are untrustworthy because they are sensitive to irrelevant [...]


Prof. Robert Kane (University of Texas at Austin): The Complex Tapestry of Free Will: Agency, Will and Responsibility (Zoom)

24.11.2020, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

Abstract:

My goal in this paper is to provide an account of some of the more recent developments of my views on free will and responsibility, topics I have been writing on [...]


Prof. Louis Vervoort (University of Tyumen, Russian Federation): Philosophy of Science and Artificial Intelligence (Zoom)

17.11.2020, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr

abstract

In this talk I will analyze some recent publications in advanced artificial intelligence (AI) research, with the aim of shedding light on a cluster of problems with [...]

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