Formal Epistemology I

Teacher: Michał Sikorski

Content: “Formal Epistemology I” and “Formal Epistemology II” build on the basis laid by the course “Epistemology” and in later parts on basic concepts introduced at the beginning of the course “Causal inference”. It explores the foundations and
dynamics of knowledge and reasoning by utilizing formal tools, especially probability theory and simple graphical models. Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Bayesian epistemology
  • Peer disagreement
  • Judgment aggregation
  • Belief polarization
  • Analogical inference
  • Evidence-based policy