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The implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihoods in cosmology

McCoy, C.D. (2018) The implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihoods in cosmology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 62. pp. 19-35. ISSN 1355-2198

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Abstract

I discuss the formal implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihood attributions in cosmology. I show that likelihood arguments in cosmology suffer from significant conceptual and formal problems that undermine their epistemic credentials.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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McCoy, C.D.casey.mccoy@ed.ac.uk0000-0002-7921-4911
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Depositing User: Dr. Casey McCoy
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 21:29
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2018 21:29
Item ID: 14757
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.05.002
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Date: 19 May 2018
Page Range: pp. 19-35
Volume: 62
ISSN: 1355-2198
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14757

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