On a recent argument for the impossibility of a statistical explanation of single events, and a defence of a modified form of Hempel's theory of statistical explanation

Erkenntnis 29 (1):113 - 124 (1988)
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An argument has been recently proposed by Watkins, whose objective is to show the impossibility of a statistical explanation of single events. This present paper is an attempt to show that Watkins's argument is unsuccessful, and goes on to argue for an account of statistical explanation which has much in common with Hempel's classic treatment.
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    Paul W. Humphreys (1978). Is 'Physical Randomness' Just Indeterminism in Disguise? In Peter D. Asquith & Ian Hacking (eds.), PSA 1978. University of Chicago Press. 98--113.
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