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A philosophical guide to chance, Toby Handfield, Monash University

Label
A philosophical guide to chance
Title
A philosophical guide to chance
Statement of responsibility
Toby Handfield, Monash University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is a commonplace that scientific inquiry makes extensive use of probabilities, many of which seem to be objective chances, describing features of reality that are independent of our minds. Such chances appear to have a number of paradoxical or puzzling features: they appear to be mind-independent facts, but they are intimately connected with rational psychology; they display a temporal asymmetry, but they are supposed to be grounded in physical laws that are time-symmetric; and chances are used to explain and predict frequencies of events, although they cannot be reduced to those frequencies. This book offers an accessible and non-technical introduction to these and other puzzles. Toby Handfield engages with traditional metaphysics and philosophy of science, drawing upon recent work in the foundations of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics to provide a novel account of objective probability that is empirically informed without requiring specialist scientific knowledge"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handfield, Toby
Index
index present
LC call number
BC141
LC item number
.H36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chance
  • Probabilities
  • SCIENCE
  • Chance
  • Probabilities
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit
  • Zufall
  • Änderung
  • Metaphysik
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit
  • Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie
  • Zufall
  • Possibilitätstheorie
Label
A philosophical guide to chance, Toby Handfield, Monash University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The concept of chance -- 2. The classical picture -- 3. Ways the world might be -- 4. Possibilities of thought -- 5. Chance in phase space -- 6. Possibilist theories of chance -- 7. Actualist theories of chance -- 8. Anti-realist theories of chance -- 9. Chance in quantum physics -- 10. Chance in branching worlds -- 11. Time and evidence -- 12. Debunking chance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781107607354
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011049194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768072067
  • (OCoLC)ocn768072067
Label
A philosophical guide to chance, Toby Handfield, Monash University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The concept of chance -- 2. The classical picture -- 3. Ways the world might be -- 4. Possibilities of thought -- 5. Chance in phase space -- 6. Possibilist theories of chance -- 7. Actualist theories of chance -- 8. Anti-realist theories of chance -- 9. Chance in quantum physics -- 10. Chance in branching worlds -- 11. Time and evidence -- 12. Debunking chance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781107607354
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011049194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768072067
  • (OCoLC)ocn768072067

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