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978-0-8229-5225-1 / 0822952254

Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance (Pitt Paperback 69)

by Salmon, Wesley C.

Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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According to modern physics, many objectively improbable events actually occur, such as the spontaneous disintegration of radioactive atoms. Because of high levels of improbability, scientists are often at a loss to explain such phenomena. In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model). In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss Statistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference, and Explanation and Information.

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