Objectivity and the Method of Arbitrary Functions

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Abstract

There is widespread excitement in the literature about the method of arbitrary functions: many take it to show that it is from the dynamics of systems that the objectivity of probabilities emerge. In this paper, I differentiate three ways in which a probability function might be objective, and I argue that the method of arbitrary functions cannot help us show that dynamics objectivise probabilities in any of these senses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-684
Number of pages22
JournalBritish journal for the philosophy of science
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2022

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