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Space-Time and Probability

Saunders, Simon (2000) Space-Time and Probability. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Special relativity is most naturally formulated as a theory of spacetime geometry, but within the spacetime framework probability appears to be a purely epistemic notion. It is possible that progress can be made with rather different approaches - covariant stochastic equations, in particular - but the results to date are not encouraging. However, it seems a non-epistemic notion of probability can be made out in Minkowski space on Everett's terms. I shall work throughout with the consistent histories formalism. I shall start with a conservative interpretation, and then go on to Everett's


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Probability, Relativistic Quantum Theory, consistent histories, Everettt
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Simon W. Saunders
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 414
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/414

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