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Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198791973

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791973.001.0001

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The Principle of Sufficient Reason and Probability

The Principle of Sufficient Reason and Probability

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(p.261) 11 The Principle of Sufficient Reason and Probability
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics
Author(s):

Alexander Pruss

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791973.003.0011

This paper argues that considerations about frequency-to-chance inferences make very plausible a localized version of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR). But a localized version isn’t enough and so we should accept a full, non-localized version of PSR.

Keywords:   explanation, nonmeasurable sets, principle of sufficient reason, probability, PSR

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