# Are deterministic descriptions and indeterministic descriptions observationally equivalent

@article{Werndl2009AreDD, title={Are deterministic descriptions and indeterministic descriptions observationally equivalent}, author={Charlotte Werndl}, journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics}, year={2009}, volume={40}, pages={232-242} }

The central question of this paper is: are deterministic and indeterministic descriptions observationally equivalent in the sense that they give the same predictions? I tackle this question for measure-theoretic deterministic systems and stochastic processes, both of which are ubiquitous in science. I first show that for many measure-theoretic deterministic systems there is a stochastic process which is observationally equivalent to the deterministic system. Conversely, I show that for all… Expand

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