LIRa Session: Bryan Renne

On Thursday, September 11, we will have a LIRa session with Bryan Renne.

Everyone is cordially invited!

Speaker: Bryan Renne (University of Amsterdam/University of British Columbia),
Date and Time: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 15:30-17:00
Venue: Science Park 107, Room F1.15

Title: Belief as Willingness to Bet
Abstract: I will discuss joint work with Jan van Eijck on modal logics of knowledge and belief where knowledge is probabilistic certainty and belief is probability exceeding a fixed probabilistic threshold c ≥ 0.5. The logic with c=0.5 is due to Lenzen and makes use of the well-known Kraft–Pratt–Seidenberg Theorem from measure theory. My coauthor and I show that this logic, which is sub-normal, is sound and complete with respect to a new neighborhood semantics that bears an exact relationship with the probabilistic semantics.