Probability and objectivity in deterministic and indeterministic situations

Synthese 57 (3):367--86 (1983)
Abstract
This paper pursues the question, To what extent does the propensity approach to probability contribute to plausible solutions to various anomalies which occur in quantum mechanics? The position I shall defend is that of the three interpretations — the frequency, the subjective, and the propensity — only the third accommodates the possibility, in principle, of providing a realistic interpretation of ontic indeterminism. If these considerations are correct, then they lend support to Popper's contention that the propensity construction tends to remove (at least some of) the mystery from quantum phenomena.
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Henry J. Folse (1977). Complementarity and the Description of Experience. International Philosophical Quarterly 17 (4):377-392.
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Niall Shanks (1993). Time and the Propensity Interpretation of Probability. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 24 (2):293 - 302.
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