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Eric Mandelbaum Lecture

Dr. Eric Mandelbaum, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Baruch College, City University of New York, traveled to Loyola University New Orleans to deliver a talk titled "Troubles with Descriptive Bayesianism." The lecture took place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. 

Here is the abstract from Dr. Mandelbaum's lecture."A Bayesian mind is, at its core, a rational mind. Bayesianism is thus well-suited to predict and explain mental processes that best exemplify our ability to be rational. However, evidence from belief acquisition and change appears to show that we don't acquire and update information in a Bayesian way. Instead, the principles of belief acquisition and updating seem grounded in maintaining a psychological immune system rather than in approximating a Bayesian processor."