Cailin O'Connor

Dr. Cailin O’Connor is Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine. … In this episode, we start by talking about game theory, and what we can study through it. We then talk about social pressure, conformity, conservativism, and selection in science. We discuss if scientific retraction works. We talk about perpetual categories, and if they have evolved to track properties of the world. We discuss learning generalization, and evolutionarily stable strategies. Finally, we talk about misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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