Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance | |

Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey (Richard) & Greeno (James) | |

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**BOOK ABSTRACT: **__Philosophers Index Abstract__

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

- 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.
- 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).
- In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss "Statistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference," and "Explanation and Information."

- Referenced by Papineau "Methodology"
- University of Pittsburgh Press (Dec 1971)

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