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Explanation and Randomness

Rolleri, José Luis (2010) Explanation and Randomness. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 25 (1). pp. 59-73. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to elaborate a notion of explanation which is applicable to stochastic processes such as quantum processes. The model-theoretic approach was adopted in order to delimit appropriate classes, by defining set-theoretical predicates, of different kinds of physical transformations that quantum systems suffer, either of transitions or of transmutations, by interaction or in a spontaneous manner. To explain a singular quantum process consists in showing that it is feasible to model it as an indeterministic process of certain specified kind.


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Rolleri, José Luisjlrolleri@yahoo.com
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: explanation, model, stochastic process, random event
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 00:46
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2014 00:46
Item ID: 10328
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.740
Date: May 2010
Page Range: pp. 59-73
Volume: 25
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10328

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