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On contextuality and logic in scientific discourse: Reply to Aliakbarzadeh, Kitto, and Bruza

@article{Dzhafarov2019OnCA,
  title={On contextuality and logic in scientific discourse: Reply to Aliakbarzadeh, Kitto, and Bruza},
  author={Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2019}
}
  • E. Dzhafarov
  • Published 5 November 2019
  • Philosophy
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
Aliakbarzadeh, Kitto, and Bruza (arXiv:1909.13048v1) criticize the Contextuality-by-Default (CbD) theory in three ways: (1) they claim an internal contradiction within the theory, that consists in both denying and accepting the equality of stochastically unrelated random variables; (2) they find CbD deficient because when one confines one's attention to consistently connected systems (those with no disturbance/signaling) one can dispense with the double-indexation of random variables; and (3… 

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