Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance

Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance

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According to modern physics, many objectively improbable events actually occur, such as the spontaneous disintegration of radioactive atoms. Because of high levels of improbability, scientists are often at a loss to explain such phenomena. In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model). In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss a€œStatistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference, a€ and a€œExplanation and Information.a€In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model). In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss a€œStatistical Relevance vs.


Title:Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance
Author: Wesley C. Salmon
Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Pre - 1971-09-15
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