Event Date: 5 December 2011
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
Daniel Rothschild (Oxford) – Expressing Credences
After presenting a simple expressivist account of reports of probabilistic judgments, I explore a classic problem for it, namely the Frege-Geach problem. I argue that is a problem not just for expressivism, but for any reasonable account of ascriptions of graded judgments. I suggest that the problem can be resolved by appropriately modelling imprecise credences.
Daniel Rothschild is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University. His research focuses on natural language semantics and pragmatics. He has written on specific constructions such as conditionals, descriptions, questions, and modals, as well as foundational topics such as presupposition, expressivism, game-theoretic pragmatics, and dynamic semantics.