Month: December 2015

December 16, 2015 Christian Wallmann

Suppose a doctor wants to diagnose whether a particular patient B has a certain disease D. The patient belongs to the reference class of people having both symptoms S1 and S2. The doctor knows that the probability of having the disease given having a symptom S1 is 0.9 (P(D|S1)=0.9 ) and she knows that the…

December 14, 2015 Federica Russo

‘On the political dimension of scientific evidence’ – this is the title of a seminar I gave on 9th December 2015 at the University of Amsterdam, Philosophy and Public Affairs series. As part of this seminar, I presented topics and ideas lied at the heart of the project ‘Evaluating evidence of mechanisms’  to an audience…