Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Conditional probability: probability of an event if another event is given.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Cartwright, Nancy
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Conditional Probability I 33
Conditional Probability/Cartwright: is the measure of efficiency.
I 34
Conditional Probability/Harper/Gibbard/Cartwright: can be deceiving. - E.g. it is indeed the case that the owners of the insurance policy live longer, but it would be a poor strategy, to buy one in order to get a longer life. Solution/Cartwright: counterfactual conditionals - It's not about how many live longer, but the probability that a person lives longer if they buy one. - Problem: testing probability for counterfactual conditionals -> Kripke/((s) because we invent the possible worlds) - apparent conditional probability: is not a measure with linked causes.
I 36
Conditional probability: elimination of causal laws. - Instead: association, common occurrence.
I 42
Partial Conditional Probability/Cartwright: Important argument: it holds all and only the causal factors fixed.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23