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

Posted by Stephen Law on October 7, 2012

This promises be a really interesting talk from one of the world’s leading skeptics. Carrier is the author of a controversial new book on the quest for the historical Jesus.

16th November 2012
Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
7.30pm – 9pm (7.00pm registration)

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.

£7 – General
£5 – Students / BHA members
Free – “Friends of CFI”(and LAAG)

Book tickets here.

Venue

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

Nearest tube: Waterloo

19.00 for a 19.30 start
About the speaker

Richard Carrier is an American historian and philosopher and author of several books which have received international attention, including The Empty Tomb and Why 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

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