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“Randomness” – 2008 IdeaFestival

“Randomness” by philosopher and scholar of randomness Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the 2008 IdeaFestival – proudly sponsored by the University of Kentucky a Presenting Sponsor of the international IdeaFestival.

Part one.

Part two.

Founded in 2000, the IdeaFestival is a world-class event that attracts diverse and leading thinkers from across the nation and around the globe to explore and celebrate innovation and cutting-edge ideas. It is a unique non-linear program designed to stretch people’s thinking, utilizing multiple venues to showcase and discuss important ideas in science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education, etc. The Festival is designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of people – and presenters are selected for their ideas and accomplishments, and their ability to communicate to a wide-ranging audience.

First Lecture in the Philosophy of Probability

As mentioned in an earlier Tweet from NNT, here’s the link to his recent Princeton philosophy dept. lecture. Title suggests there will be more. Certainly hope so, although for the more general ‘reader’ such as myself, I do wish someone would create a ‘Fat Tony’ version notes page.


For some reason the audio file (direct download link) is in Windows Media format, which on Ye Olde travel Mac anyway did play with the VLC media player.
HatTip to Dave Lull