Reality and Probability: Contra Williams
Author: Norrie, Stephen James Ernest
Source: Social Epistemology, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2011 , pp. 57-66(10)
Abstract:An account is given of Roy Bhaskar's conception of causal necessity in order to provide an objective measure for Williams' criticisms of critical realism. In light of this account, Williams' criticisms are found to fail. The reply finishes with an alternative, critical realist account of the ontological basis of probability.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 2011