Volume 347 2011

Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-9903-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-9904-5 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-37

    Four Theses on Probabilities, Causes, Propensities

  3. Probabilities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 41-59

      Probability and Time Symmetry in Classical Markov Processes

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 61-76

      Probability Assignments and the Principle of Indifference. An Examination of Two Eliminative Strategies

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 77-93

      Why Typicality Does Not Explain the Approach to Equilibrium

  4. Causes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 97-113

      From Metaphysics to Physics and Back: the Example of Causation

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 115-155

      On Explanation in Retro-causal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 157-171

      Causal Completeness in General Probability Theories

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 173-193

      Causal Markov, Robustness and the Quantum Correlations

  5. Propensities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 197-219

      Do Dispositions and Propensities Have a Role in the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics? Some Critical Remarks

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 221-243

      Is the Quantum World Composed of Propensitons?

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 245-257

      Derivative Dispositions and Multiple Generative Levels

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 259-264