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Probabilities, causes and propensities in physics, edited by Mauricio Suárez

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Probabilities, causes and propensities in physics
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Probabilities, causes and propensities in physics
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edited by Mauricio Suárez
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume defends a novel approach to the philosophy of physics: it is the first book devoted to a comparative study of probability, causality, and propensity, and their various interrelations, within the context of contemporary physics -- particularly quantum and statistical physics. The philosophical debates and distinctions are firmly grounded upon examples from actual physics, thus exemplifying a robustly empiricist approach. The essays, by both prominent scholars in the field and promising young researchers, constitute a pioneer effort in bringing out the connections between probabilistic, causal and dispositional aspects of the quantum domain. The book will appeal to specialists in philosophy and foundations of physics, philosophy of science in general, metaphysics, ontology of physics theories, and philosophy of probability."--Publisher description
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BTCTA
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.85.P76
LC item number
P76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synthese library. Studies in epistemology, logic, methodology, and philosophy of science
Series volume
347
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Four theses on probabilities, causes, propensities / Maruicio Suárez -- Probability and time symmetry in classical Markov processes / Guido Bacciagaluppi -- Probability assignments and the principle of indifference: an examination of two eliminative strategies / Sorin Bangu -- Why typicality does not explain the approach to equilibrium / Roman Frigg -- From metaphysics to physics and back: the example of causation / Federico Laudisa -- On explanation in retro-causal interpretations of quantum mechanics / Joseph Berkovitz -- Causal completeness in general probability theories / Balasz Gyenis, Miklós Rédei -- Causal Markov, robustness and the quantum correlations / Mauricio Suárez, Iñaki San Pedro -- Do dispositions and propensities have a role in the ontology of quantum mechanics? Some critical remarks / Mauro Dorato -- Is the quantum world composed of propensitons? / Nicholas Maxwell -- Derivative dispositions and multiple generative levels / Ian Thompson
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25 cm.
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Extent
ix, 264 p.
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9781402099038
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(hbk.)
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2010936456
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ill.
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(OCoLC)648933308

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