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The implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihoods in cosmology

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  • Casey Mccoy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Early online date2 Jun 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jun 2017

Abstract

I discuss the formal implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihood attributions in cosmology. I show that likelihood arguments in cosmology suffer from significant conceptual and formal problems that undermine their applicability in this context.

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  • cosmology, probability, general relativity, typicality

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