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Ramsey’s life and work – a seminar of the History of AI

Professor Cheryl Misak will speak about life of Frank Ramsey at 10:00 am EST, June 6, 2020 on AIWS House, a part of the History of AI, at AIWS.net.

Frank Ramsey, a philosopher, economist, and mathematician, was one of the greatest minds of the last century.

Professor Judea Pearl, Mentor of AIWS.net, said: “Ramsey was definitely one of the clearest forerunners of subjective probabilities and the revival of Bayes statistics in the 20th century, which influenced the 1970-90 debate on how to represent uncertainty in AI systems.”

Cheryl Misak is a Professor of Philosophy and former Vice President and Provost at the University of Toronto.

She is the author numerous papers and five books: Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein (OUP 2016); The American Pragmatists (OUP 2013); Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation (Routledge 2000); Verificationism: Its History and Prospects (Routledge 1995) and Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth (OUP 1991).

She has published a biography of the great Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist, Frank Ramsey, who died in 1930 at the age of 26. It was published in April, 2020 by Oxford University Press, under the title Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers.