Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Probability function: is the function underlying a probability distribution. For dice rolls, e.g. the function that assigns the probability of 1/6 to each possible event. See also probability, probability distribution.

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probability function / Fraassen: is formally such thing as a mass. - We can express it in the form of volume x density. - e.g. prblty changes in time in a manner which is characterized by a constant density. - "Flow" of possible states through the region X (in phase space)) is formally like the flow of an incompressible fluid. - ((s) The density does not change). - The distribution is then still even afterwards.


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The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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