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Journal Article

Time and the Propensity Interpretation of Probability

Niall Shanks
Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie
Vol. 24, No. 2 (1993), pp. 293-302
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25170967
Page Count: 10
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Abstract

The prime concern of this paper is with the nature of probability. It is argued that questions concerning the nature of probability are intimately linked to questions about the nature of time. The case study here concerns the single case propensity interpretation of probability. It is argued that while this interpretation of probability has a natural place in the quantum theory, the metaphysical picture of time to be found in relativity theory is incompatible with such a treatment of probability.

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