Author: Christian Walter

The Financial Logos: a speech act of financial models

A speech act in linguistics and the philosophy of language is (source: Wikipedia) an utterance that has performative function in language and communication. According to Kent Bach, « almost any speech act is really the performance of several acts at once, distinguished by different aspects of the speaker’s intention: there is…

Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? / Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) est le titre du superbe roman de science-fiction du prolixe et grand écrivain américain Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) publié en 1966 et qui a constitué la trame du splendide film de Ridley Scott, Blade Runner (1982). Je place…

Expert judgement and scientific humanities / Jugement d’expert et humanités scientifiques

Expert judgement has been used since the actuarial profession was founded. A recent discussion paper « Expert Judgement » issued by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) written by the Solvency & Capital Management Working Party, aims to provide a framework regarding expert judgement processes. The background of this paper is…