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A Bayesian Account of the Virtue of Unification
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A Bayesian account of the virtue of unification is given. Expand
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Boltzmann's H-theorem, its discontents, and the birth of statistical mechanics
A comparison is made of the traditional Loschmidt (reversibility) and Zermelo (recurrence) objections to Boltzmann's H-theorem, and its simplified variant in the Ehrenfests’ 1912 wind-tree model. TheExpand
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Modal Interpretations and Relativity
A proof is given, at a greater level of generality than previous “no-go” theorems, of the impossibility of formulating a modal interpretation that exhibits “serious” Lorentz invariance at theExpand
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Bayesianism and Diverse Evidence: A Reply to Andrew Wayne
Andrew Wayne (1995) discusses some recent attempts to account, within a Bayesian framework, for the "common methodological adage" that "diverse evidence better confirms a hypothesis than does theExpand
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Probabilities in Statistical Mechanics
This chapter will review selected aspects of the terrain of discussions about probabilities in statistical mechanics (with no pretensions to exhaustiveness, though the major issues will be touchedExpand
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Everett and evidence
Much of the evidence for quantum mechanics is statistical in nature. Relative frequency data summarizing the results of repeated experiments is compared to probabilities calculated from the theory;Expand
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Epistemic values and the value of learning
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In addition to purely practical values, there are cognitive values which figure in scientific deliberations. Expand
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Bell’s Theorem
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Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics: A Maxwellian view
One finds, in Maxwell's writings on thermodynamics and statistical physics, a conception of the nature of these subjects that differs in interesting ways from the way that they are usually conceived.Expand
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Model Selection, Simplicity, and Scientific Inference
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The Akaike Information Criterion can be a valuable tool of scientific inference. Expand
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