Monday, November 5, 2018

Shipley named TPA President

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Jeremy Shipley, has been named President of the Tennessee Philosophical Association. The naming of the position came at a recent meeting of the organization, where Jeremy also presented a paper titled: “How to Give Equal Weight to Peer Opinion.” This is from the abstract:

“Sometimes, when forming our own views we should give equal weight to the views of our peers. How should we do this? In the context of updating our credences (degrees of belief) on the credences of others there are two main approaches: the ``come together'' approach and the ``synergize'' approach. Neither approach is uniquely correct, and attention must be paid to the difference between the role of probability in credences as attitudes toward a representation with determinate content and credences arising from probability in the content of the representation.”

Congratulations to Jeremy!

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