The implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihoods in cosmology

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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