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Title Chance and temporal asymmetry / edited by Alastair Wilson
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (vi, 297 pages)
Contents 1. Chance and Context / Alastair Wilson -- 2. Autonomous Chances and the Conflicts Problem / Christopher J.G. Meacham -- 3. Consistency and Admissibility: Reply to Meacham / Carl Hoefer -- 4. Proving the Principal Principle / Wolfgang Schwarz -- 5. A Chancy 'Magic Trick' / Alan Hájek -- 6. From Kolmogorov, to Popper, to Renyi: There's No Escaping Humphreys' Paradox (When Generalized) / Aidan Lyon -- 7. Is the Past a Matter of Chance? / Antony Eagle -- 8. The Sharpness of the Distinction between the Past and the Future / David Z. Albert -- 9. Experience and the Arrow / L.A. Paul -- 10. Probability in Physics: Stochastic, Statistical, Quantum / David Wallace -- 11. Why Physics Can't Explain Everything / Mathias Frisch -- 12. Statistical Mechanical Imperialism / Brad Weslake -- 13. Hume's Dictum and the Asymmetry of Counterfactual Dependence / Jessica Wilson -- 14. Time, Chance, and the Necessity of Everything / Alexander Bird
Summary This volume presents twelve original essays on the metaphysics of science, with particular focus on the physics of chance and time. Experts in the field subject familiar approaches to searching critiques, and make bold new proposals in a number of key areas. Together, they set the agenda for future work on the subject
Notes Papers based on twin conferences held at Monash University in August, 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chance -- Congesses
Time -- Congresses
Metaphysics -- Congresses
PHILOSOPHY -- Free Will & Determinism.
Philosophy & Religion.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Alastair, 1983- editor.
ISBN 9780191782534