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PROPENSITIES IN A NON-DETERMINISTIC PHYSICS*

Gisin, Nicolas (1991) PROPENSITIES IN A NON-DETERMINISTIC PHYSICS*. Synthese, 89. pp. 287-297. ISSN 1573-0964

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Abstract

Propensities are presented as a generalization of classical determinism. They describe a physical reality intermediary between Laplacian determinism and pure randomness, such as in quantum mechanics. They are characterized by the fact that their values are determined by the collection of all actual properties. It is argued that they do not satisfy Kolmogorov axioms; other axioms are proposed.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Gisin, NicolasNicolas.Gisin@unige.ch0000-0003-0788-3494
Keywords: propensity, foundations of probabilities, foundation of quantum mechanics, determinism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Foundations
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Nicolas Gisin
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 15:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 15:01
Item ID: 18303
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
Publisher: Springer (Springer Science+Business Media B.V.)
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Foundations
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 1991
Page Range: pp. 287-297
Volume: 89
ISSN: 1573-0964
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18303

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