Understanding Predictive Thought

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

I seek a Mellon New Directions Fellowship to launch a new interdisciplinary research
agenda on the nature, scope and limits of predictive thought. The fellowship will support
training in the scientific fields where the theory and practice of prediction are most
developed. I will leverage this training to produce philosophical work that is of broad
intellectual interest and informed by cutting edge scientific research on the nature of
prediction. This work is also motivated by the social and political urgency of a clear
philosophical account of what makes some predictions more trustworthy and reliable
than others. If I receive this award, I will take a specifically designed collection of
advanced undergraduate and graduate classes across cognitive psychology, statistics and
theoretical computer science. This will complement and enhance my profile as a
philosopher of language with an interdisciplinary bent.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/1/173/31/20

Funding

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (11700653)

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