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European Studies in Philosophy of Science

Making it Formally Explicit

Probability, Causality and Indeterminism

Editors: Hofer-Szabó, Gábor, Wroński, Leszek (Eds.)

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  • Explores the philosophical foundations of probability, causality, spacetime and quantum theory
  • Features a formally rigorous and conceptually precise approach
  • Helps make explicit the mathematical-structural assumptions that underlie key philosophical argumentations
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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.

About the authors

Gábor Hofer-Szabó is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Philosophy, Research Center for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His main fields of research are foundations of quantum mechanics, interpretations of probability and probabilistic causality.
Leszek Wroński is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is mainly interested in formal epistemology and philosophy of probability, having authored and co-authored also papers on probabilistic causality and the Branching Space-Times theory.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Principled Analysis of Consistency of an Abstract Principal Principle

    Pages 3-33

    Gyenis, Zalán (et al.)

  • Is it the Principal Principle that Implies the Principle of Indifference?

    Pages 35-41

    Gyenis, Balázs (et al.)

  • Models of Objective Chance: An Analysis through Examples

    Pages 43-60

    Bana, Gergei

  • Four Approaches to the Reference Class Problem

    Pages 61-81

    Wallmann, Christian (et al.)

  • Separate Common Causes and EPR Correlations: An “Almost No-Go” Result

    Pages 85-107

    Wroński, Leszek (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85673-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making it Formally Explicit
Book Subtitle
Probability, Causality and Indeterminism
Editors
  • Gábor Hofer-Szabó
  • Leszek Wroński
Series Title
European Studies in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55486-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55486-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55485-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85673-5
Series ISSN
2365-4228
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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