Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Probability function/Lewis: supposed to represent the belief systems of people. - These do not need to be realistic . Probabilities: are probability functions - the indicative conditional must have a fixed interpretation for different beliefs. - This makes it a probability conditional.
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Probability function/Lewis: we can imagine it as distributing probabilities over the worlds. - Each world has a probability P(W) and the probabilities of worlds add up to 1. - We get to the probability of sentences by adding up the probabilities of worlds where the sentence is true. - All probability is concentrated in the A-worlds.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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