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Deterministic probability: neither chance nor credence

Lyon, Aidan


Some have argued that chance and determinism are compatible in order to account for the objectivity of probabilities in theories that are compatible with determinism, like Classical Statistical Mechanics (CSM) and Evolutionary Theory (ET). Contrarily, some have argued that chance and determinism are incompatible, and so such probabilities are subjective. In this paper, I argue that both of these positions are unsatisfactory. I argue that the probabilities of theories like CSM and ET are not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9750-2


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