It was my turn at the Mind, Language, Etc. seminar this week. There is a heavy emphasis on the ‘Etc.’ part this go around, so we talked about belief revision for introspective agents — something I worked on a ways back. But it was good to return to it, and the trip has me thinking about some of the issues in better ways than I was before. So I count that as a Good Thing.
I think there are lots of benefits to splitting up time thinking about areas that don’t seem at first blush to have any points of contact. An additional plus: when the topic of the seminar rotates again, maybe I can trick them into another invite.
Just before Winter Break I went to Arizona to give a talk — some anxiety involved in returning to the alma mater, but it turned out to be a lot if fun.