Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Title: On a recent impossibility result for judgment aggregations

Speaker: Branden Fitelson, Rutgers University

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Recently, Cariani et al have reported a fascinating new impossibility theorem for judgment aggregation. In this talk, I will provide the background necessary to understand this new result, and I will try to explain how it is related to other, similar results in contemporary logic and philosophy of science.

Branden Fitelson is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Rutgers University. He was formerly a Professor at Berkeley in the Philosophy, Cognitive Science and Logic Group. His main areas of interest are probability and inductive inference, logic and reasoning.