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Physics and the Humean approach to Probability

Carl Hoefer

in Probabilities in Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577439
eISBN:
9780191730603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577439.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a Humean approach to objective probabilities in physics. Two motivations for a Humean account of probabilities are distinguished: One derives from a general commitment to a ... More


Public, Non-Sacred, Realty in Ancient Athens

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Starting from D. M. Lewis’ famous observation that ‘the Athenian state never retained, worked, or leased anything called ge demosia (public land), the author carries out a full-scale survey of the ... More


Triviality

Moritz Schulz

in Counterfactuals and Probability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785958
eISBN:
9780191831713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785958.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter discusses how one can escape Lewis-style triviality results for counterfactuals on the epsilon-based semantics described in chapter 6. Starting with D. Lewis’s positive observation on ... More


Counterfactual Chance

Moritz Schulz

in Counterfactuals and Probability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785958
eISBN:
9780191831713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785958.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter introduces a key notion for the book’s project: counterfactual chance.The desired evaluation constraint is then developed in close analogy to D. Lewis’s Principal Principle. The concept ... More


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