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Making it Formally Explicit

Probability, Causality and Indeterminism

  • Gábor Hofer-Szabó
  • Leszek Wroński

Part of the European Studies in Philosophy of Science book series (ESPS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Probability and Chance-Credence Norms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Wallmann, Jon Williamson
      Pages 61-81
  3. Structures for Quantum Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Leszek Wroński, Tomasz Placek, Michał Tomasz Godziszewski
      Pages 85-107
    3. Márton Gömöri, Tomasz Placek
      Pages 109-127
  4. Indeterminism, Undecidability, and Macrostates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. László E. Szabó
      Pages 165-177
    3. Samuel C. Fletcher
      Pages 179-191
    4. Márton Gömöri, Balázs Gyenis, Gábor Hofer-Szabó
      Pages 213-229

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book collects research papers on the philosophical foundations of probability, causality, spacetime and quantum theory. The papers are related to talks presented in six subsequent workshops organized by The Budapest-Kraków Research Group on Probability, Causality and Determinism. 

Coverage consists of three parts. Part I focuses on the notion of probability from a general philosophical and formal epistemological perspective. Part II applies probabilistic considerations to address causal questions in the foundations of quantum mechanics. Part III investigates the question of indeterminism in spacetime theories. It also explores some related questions, such as decidability and observation. 

The contributing authors are all philosophers of science with a strong background in mathematics or physics. They believe that paying attention to the finer formal details often helps avoiding pitfalls that exacerbate the philosophical problems that are in the center of focus of contemporary research.

The papers presented here help make explicit the mathematical-structural assumptions that underlie key philosophical argumentations. This formally rigorous and conceptually precise approach will appeal to researchers and philosophers as well as mathematicians and statisticians.

Keywords

Rationality of Bayesian Agents The Problem of Inconsistent Marginals in Data Integration Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems Reichenbachian Separate Common Causes Reichenbachian EPR Correlations Lewis' Principal Principle Principle of Indifference Non-locality in Quantum Mechanics Semantics in spacetime theories Indeterminism in SpaceTime Theories Extendibility in spacetime theories Emergence of microstates Computational Properties of Undecidable Sentences Reichenbachian non-locality in quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gábor Hofer-Szabó
    • 1
  • Leszek Wroński
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyResearch Centre for the Humanities Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55486-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55485-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55486-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-4228
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-4236
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