The implementation, interpretation, and justification of likelihoods in cosmology

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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, ISSN: 1355-2198, Vol: 62, Page: 19-35

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13165; http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14757
DOI:
10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.05.002
Author(s):
C. D. McCoy
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV; Elsevier
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Arts and Humanities; Physics and Astronomy
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article description
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.