Synthese (2):1-19 (2018)

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Isaac Wilhelm
National University of Singapore
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A modal analysis of luck, due to Duncan Pritchard, has become quite popular in recent years. There are many reasons to like Pritchard’s analysis, but at least two compelling problems have been identified. So I propose an alternative analysis of luck based on the laws of statistical mechanics. The statistical analysis avoids the two problems facing Pritchard’s analysis, and it has many other attractive features.
Keywords epistemology  luck  probability  statistical mechanics
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-018-1745-4
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