Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance
Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey (Richard) & Greeno (James)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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    This book contains three articles by Salmon, Richard Jeffrey, and James Greeno elaborating what Salmon dubs "the statistical-relevance" model of statistical explanation.

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  1. According to modern physics, many objectively improbable events actually occur, such as the spontaneous disintegration of radioactive atoms. Because of high levels of improbability, scientists are often at a loss to explain such phenomena.
  2. In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model).
  3. In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss "Statistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference," and "Explanation and Information."

BOOK COMMENT:
  • Referenced by Papineau "Methodology"
  • University of Pittsburgh Press (Dec 1971)



"Salmon (Wesley) - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance: Preface & Introduction"

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"Jeffrey (Richard) - Statistical Explanation vs. Statistical Inference"

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"Salmon (Wesley) - Statistical Explanation"

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"Greeno (James) - Explanation and Information"

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"Salmon (Wesley) - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance: Postscript"

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