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Chance in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics

By Roman Frigg

Abstract

In two recent papers Barry Loewer (2001, 2004) has suggested to interpret probabilities in statistical mechanics as chances in David Lewis’s (1994) sense. I first give a precise formulation of this proposal, then raise two fundamental objections, and finally conclude that these can be overcome only at the price of interpreting these probabilities epistemically

Topics: B Philosophy (General), Q Science (General)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1086/594513
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:29978
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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