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BHA: Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be

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Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be

Date

Friday 16 November

Time

7:00pm for a 7:30pm start -9:00pm

Venue

Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
Franklin Wilkins Building
Waterloo Campus
King’s College London
127 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NQ

Nearest tube

Waterloo

Speaker(s)

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

Chair

Stephen Law

Ticket prices

£7 - General admission

£5 - Members and students (BHA, AHS, and LAAA and students)

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