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    I will show that, in the Problem of Old Evidence, unless a rational agent has a property I will call theoretical omniscience (a stronger version of logical omniscience), a problem with non-commutativity of the learning theories follows. Therefore, scientists, when trying to behave as close to rationality as possible, should behave in a way close to the counterfactual strategy. The concept of theoretical omniscience will be applied to the problem of Jeffrey conditionalization, as an example, and …Read more
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    Humans make mistakes in our decision-making and probability judgments. While the heuristics used for decision-making have been explained as adaptations that are both efficient and fast, the reasons why people deal with probabilities using the reported biases have not been clear. We will see that some of these biases can be understood as heuristics developed to explain a complex world when little information is available. That is, they approximate Bayesian inferences for situations more complex t…Read more
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    Our reasoning evolved not for finding the truth, but for social bonding and convincing. This book highlights the consequences of these facts for scientific practice, and suggests how to correct the mistakes we still make.
  • Temas de História e Filosofia da Ciência no Ensino (edited book)
    with Luiz Peduzzi and Juliana Ferreira
    Editora da Ufrn. 2012.
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    La thérapeutique tragique de Clément Rosset
    Revue Internationale de Philosophie 305 (3): 9-28. 2023.
    Dans Logique du pire, Clément Rosset analyse une causalité conçue sans l’ombre d’une loi transcendantale, qui se fait par l’enchaînement des choses dans l’immanence actuelle. Rosset aperçoit cette causalité immanente dans la psychanalyse de Freud, non dans le concept lacanien du réel. Une telle conception de la causation recoupe celle du hasard, qui indique que les choses sont, tout simplement, sans raison d’être – ce en quoi consiste le tragique. Dans toute l’histoire de la philosophie, le phil…Read more
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    Interdisciplinaridade: da simplificação ao pensamento complexo
    with Gionara Tauchen Altair and Alberto Fávero
    Educação E Filosofia 31 (62): 1011-1032. 2017.
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    Interdisciplinaridade: da simplificação ao pensamento complexo
    with Gionara Tauchen and Altair Alberto Fávero
    Educação E Filosofia 31 (62): 1011-1032. 2017.
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    Spinoza et la psychanalyse (edited book)
    with Pascal Sévérac
    Hermann. 2012.
    Preface de Pierre-Francois Moreau Beaucoup l'ont constate: il y a un air de famille entre spinozisme et psychanalyse. Meme remise en cause des attributs classiques de la subjectivite (libre-arbitre et transparence de la conscience a elle-meme); meme valorisation de l'affectivite du sujet (et notamment de la force de son desir); meme apprehension materialiste des phenomenes theologico-politiques (a travers l'analyse de la puissance de l'imaginaire); et dans une certaine mesure, meme visee therape…Read more