David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 71 (5):942-949 (2004)
Wesley Salmon provided three classic criteria of adequacy for satisfactory interpretations of probability. A fourth criterion is suggested here. A distinction is drawn between frequency‐driven probability models and theory‐driven probability models and it is argued that single case accounts of chance are superior to frequency accounts at least for the latter. Finally it is suggested that theories of chance should be required only to be contingently true, a position which is a natural extension of Salmon's ontic account of probabilistic causality and his own later views on propensities.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Nuel Belnap (2007). Propensities and Probabilities. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (3):593-625.
Nuel Belnap (2007). Propensities and Probabilities. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (3):593-625.
Similar books and articles
James H. Fetzer (1972). Statistical Explanations. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:337 - 347.
Adolf Grünbaum (2004). Wesley Salmon's Intellectual Odyssey and Achievements. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):922-925.
Henk W. de Regt (2006). Wesley Salmon's Complementarity Thesis: Causalism and Unificationism Reconciled? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):129 – 147.
Wesley C. Salmon (1967). Book Review:Probability and the Logic of Rational Belief Henry E. Kyburg, Jr. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 34 (3):283-.
Wesley C. Salmon (1959). Book Review:Probability, Statistics and Truth Richard von Mises, Hilda Geiringer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 26 (4):387-.
Wesley C. Salmon (2005). Reality and Rationality. Oxford University Press.
Wesley C. Salmon (1998). Causality and Explanation. Oxford University Press.
Federica Russo (2006). Salmon and Van Fraassen on the Existence of Unobservable Entities: A Matter of Interpretation of Probability. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 11 (3):221-247.
James H. Fetzer (1991). Book Review:Scientific Explanation Philip Kitcher, Wesley C. Salmon; Four Decades of Scientific Explanation Wesley C. Salmon. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 58 (2):288-.
Phil Dowe (1992). Wesley Salmon's Process Theory of Causality and the Conserved Quantity Theory. Philosophy of Science 59 (2):195-216.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads34 ( #118,373 of 1,906,980 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,378 of 1,906,980 )
How can I increase my downloads?