Making it Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and by Gábor Hofer-Szabó,Leszek Wroński

By Gábor Hofer-Szabó,Leszek Wroński

This booklet collects study papers at the philosophical foundations of likelihood, causality, spacetime and quantum idea. The papers are concerning talks awarded in six next workshops prepared via The Budapest-Kraków study crew on chance, Causality and Determinism. 

Coverage contains 3 elements. half I specializes in the idea of chance from a normal philosophical and formal epistemological standpoint. half II applies probabilistic concerns to handle causal questions within the foundations of quantum mechanics. half III investigates the query of indeterminism in spacetime theories. It additionally explores a few comparable questions, reminiscent of decidability and observation. 

The contributing authors are all philosophers of technological know-how with a robust historical past in arithmetic or physics. They think that being attentive to the finer formal details often is helping heading off pitfalls that exacerbate the philosophical problems which are within the middle of concentration of latest research.

The papers awarded right here assist in making specific the mathematical-structural assumptions that underlie key philosophical argumentations. This officially rigorous and conceptually special strategy will attract researchers and philosophers in addition to mathematicians and statisticians.

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