The Implementation, Interpretation, and Justification of Likelihoods in Cosmology

Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 62:19-35 (2018)
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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.

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C. D. McCoy
Yonsei University

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