“The Probabilism Sessions” are a transdisciplinary research seminar focused on the role of probability in the sciences. In the seminar, specialists from all sciences compare their methods and definitions. Augustin Cournot’s writings on probability theory serve as the source of inspiration

Is Everything Stochastic?

glenn13 October 2010, 6PM
Speaker: Glenn Shafer (Rutgers Business School)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

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Quantification of the Brain

pascal330 September 2010, 6PM
Speaker: Pascal Legendre (INSERM)
Commentator: Alain Desrosières (INSEE) and Jean-Philippe Lachaux (INSERM)

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Computer Science as a Probability Science: the Case of Speech Recognition

alex68 July 2010, 6PM
Speaker: Alexander Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University)
Commentators: Jean-Marie Pierrel (Université de Nancy-II) and Franck Varenne (Université de Rouen / C.N.R.S.)

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Spurious Regressions

jb527 May 2010 – 6 pm
Speaker: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (University of Paris-I)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (Banque de France)

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What Do Probability Applications Say About Their Meaning?


18 March 2010 – 6 pm
Speaker: Thierry Martin (IHPST, University of Besançon)
Commentator: Thomas Heams (Agroparistech)

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Probabilities of Probabilities

walliser121 January 2010 – 6 pm
Speaker: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)
Commentator: Mikaël Cozic (E.N.S.)

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The Keynesian Concept of Uncertainty

andre225 November 2009
Speaker: André Orléan (CNRS)
Commentator: Michèle Leclerc (EHESS)

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Three Sources of Probability Calculations in the 18th Century

michel_armatte28 October 2009
Speaker: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Commentator: Pierre-Charles Pradier (University of Paris-I)

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The Probabilization of Risk

pierre-charles_pradier30 September 2009
Speaker: Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris I)
Commentators: Yuri Biondi (C.N.R.S.) and Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)

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An Economic Analysis of Panics

john_nye25 May 2009
Speakers: Desiree Desierto (University of the Philippines) and John Nye (George Mason University, Virginia)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (C.N.R.S.)

Bayesian Confirmation Theory


26 March 2009
Speaker: Mikaël Cozic (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Brian Hill (G.R.E.G.H.E.C.)

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Stochastic Models of Decision Making

jerome_sackur5 February 2009
Speaker: Jérôme Sackur (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Catherine Tallon-Baudry (C.N.R.S.)

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Probabilism Theories: From Bayes to Reichenbach

alexis120 November 2008
Speaker: Alexis Bienvenu (I.H.P.S.T.)
Commentator: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)

Determinism & Freedom

ted116 October 2008
Speaker: Ted Honderich (University College London)
Commentator: Edouard Guinet (Philosopher, Académie de Paris)

The Autonomization of Probability as a Science: The Experience of a Probabilist

nicole218 September 2008
Speaker: Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

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Probabilism in Natural History

guillaume_lecointre19 June 2008
Speakers: Guillaume Lecointre (French Natural History Museum) and Pierre Darlu (I.N.S.E.R.M.)
Commentator: Thierry Martin (University of Franche-Comté)

Probability Theories of Causality

drouet_kistler5 June 2008
Speaker: Isabelle Drouet (University of Pittsburgh)
Commentator: Max Kistler (University of Grenoble)

The Random Expression of Genes: Probability or Biological Parameter?

thomas_heams20 March 2008
Speaker: Thomas Heams (I.N.R.A.)
Commentator: Franck Varenne (C.N.R.S.)

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