Mangoletsi-Potts lectures 2022: There is No Complete Calculus of Inductive Inference

Professor John Norton (Pittsburgh) will deliver four lectures on the topic 'The material theory of induction' as part of this year's Mangoletsi Lectures.

The Mangoletsi Lectures are an annual series of four public lectures aimed at a general academic audience, addressing topics in 'theoretical philosophy' broadly construed. The series is funded by the Mangoletsi Trust. The trust was set up by our former colleague Dr Timothy Potts to honour the commitment of his late mother to education, and it also supports both the award of an annual prize for an undergraduate dissertation and the study for a Masters degree by Research in Philosophy. 

This will be a hybrid event. For attendance, please contact Juha Saatsi

Profession John Norton’s recent book is freely available, along with more information about the content of his lecture

Full schedule

Monday June 27, 3.30–5pm
Liberty Building LT (LG.06)
Lecture 1: The Material Theory of Induction, Introduced

Tuesday June 28, 10–11.30am
Liberty Building LT (LG.06)
Lecture 2: Analogy, Abduction and Simplicity

Tuesday June 28, 3.30–5.00
Liberty Building LT (LG.06)
Lecture 3: Why Not Bayes              

Wednesday June 29, 10–11.30am
Mechanical Engineering LT B (2.37)
Lecture 4: There is No Complete Calculus of Inductive Inference