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February 3, 2020: Lina Lissia: Cut-off points for the Rational Believer

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Seminars of Philosophy of Perception, Mind, and Language

Lina Lissia (Università degli Studi di Torino)

Cut-off points for the Rational Believer

February 3, 2020, h. 12:30-14:30

Seminars Room, Department of Philosophy, Icehouse Courtyard, roof, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano.


In this paper I show that the Lottery Paradox (Kyburg 1961) is just a probabilistic Sorites, and argue that this should modify our way of looking at the Paradox itself. In particular, I focus on what I call “the cut-off point problem” and contend that this problem, well known by students of the Sorites, ought to play a key role in the debate on the Lottery Paradox.

The Lecture will be held in English.
Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences.
Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

03 February 2020
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