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A new challenge for objective uncertainties and the propensity theorist

Stenwall, Robin LU ; Persson, Johannes LU and Sahlin, Nils-Eric LU (2018) In Metaphysica
Abstract (Swedish)
The paper is concerned with the existence of objective uncertainties. What would it take for objective uncertainties to exist, and what would be the consequences for our understanding of the world we live in? We approach these questions by considering two common theories on how we are to understand the being of propensities and how it pertains to possible outcomes that remain unmanifested. It is argued that both or these theories should be rejected, and be replaced with a theory we call unrestricted actualism according to which the possible outcomes of propensities (whether realized or unrealized) are denizens of the actual world.
Abstract
The paper is concerned with the existence of objective uncertainties. What would it take for objective uncertainties to exist, and what would be the consequences for our understanding of the world we live in? We approach these questions by considering two common theories on how we are to understand the being of propensities and how it pertains to possible outcomes that remain unmanifested. It is argued that both or these theories should be rejected, and be replaced with a theory we call unrestricted actualism according to which the possible outcomes of propensities (whether realized or unrealized) are denizens of the actual world.
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propensity theory, philosophy of probability, dispositions, actualism, possibilism
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Metaphysica
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6 pages
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Springer
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1874-6373
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  abstract     = {The paper is concerned with the existence of objective uncertainties. What would it take for objective uncertainties to exist, and what would be the consequences for our understanding of the world we live in? We approach these questions by considering two common theories on how we are to understand the being of propensities and how it pertains to possible outcomes that remain unmanifested. It is argued that both or these theories should be rejected, and be replaced with a theory we call unrestricted actualism according to which the possible outcomes of propensities (whether realized or unrealized) are denizens of the actual world.},
  author       = {Stenwall, Robin and Persson, Johannes and Sahlin, Nils-Eric},
  issn         = {1874-6373},
  keyword      = {propensity theory,philosophy of probability,dispositions,actualism,possibilism},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  pages        = {6},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Metaphysica},
  title        = {A new challenge for objective uncertainties and the propensity theorist},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  year         = {2018},
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