Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Probability, philosophy: If one talks of probability, it is a question of statements applying more or less probable, which describe the course of processes and their results; probability is not about the properties of objects. See also subjective probability, objective probability, probability function, probability distribution, Bayesianism, chance, probability conditional, relative frequency.

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Objective Probability / Cartwright: not the same as relative frequency. - o. prblty: so to speak the opposite of the apparent correlation. - the question what are the probabilities, is never based on causal considerations. - Nevertheless, causal statements can be reduced to probability statements if there are additional empirical facts (to secure the asymmetries). - Person / Cartwright: probability should remain theory-free.


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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23