BHA: Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be
Friday, 19 October 2012
Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be
Friday 16 November
7:00pm for a 7:30pm start -9:00pm
Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
Franklin Wilkins Building
King’s College London
127 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NQ
Dr Richard Carrier
Drawing from his new book Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus (Prometheus, 2012), Dr. Carrier will explain what Bayes' Theorem is (in terms anyone can understand), how it underlies all valid historical methods even when we don't realize it, and why knowing this can improve historical reasoning and argument in all fields of history.
Richard Carrier is an American historian and philosopher and author of several books which have received international attention, including The Empty Tomb andWhy I am Not a Christian. Richard now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. Richard also writes for and was Editor in Chief of the Secular Web (Internet Infidels). http://www.richardcarrier.info
£7 - General admission
£5 - Members and students (BHA, AHS, and LAAA and students)
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