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Did the Universe Have a Chance?

McCoy, C.D. (2019) Did the Universe Have a Chance? Philosophy of Science, 86 (5). pp. 1262-1272.

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Abstract

In a world awash in statistical patterns, should we conclude that the universe’s evolution or genesis is somehow subject to chance? I draw attention to alternatives that must be acknowledged if we are to have an adequate assessment of what chance the universe might have had.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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McCoy, C.D.casey.mccoy@philosophy.su.se0000-0002-7921-4911
Keywords: chance, cosmology, determinism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Depositing User: Dr. Casey McCoy
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 18:26
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 18:26
Item ID: 16731
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Science
Official URL: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1086/705507
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Date: 11 December 2019
Page Range: pp. 1262-1272
Volume: 86
Number: 5
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16731

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