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020    9780190884345 
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050  4 QC6.4.D46|bB45 2020 
082 04 530.01|223/eng/20211001 
100 1  Belnap, Nuel,|d1930-|eauthor. 
245 10 Branching space-times /|cNuel Belnap, Thomas Müller, and 
       Tomasz Placek. 
264  1 New York :|bOxford University Press,|c[2020] 
300    1 online resource 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
520    "This book develops a rigorous theory of indeterminism as 
       a local and modal concept. Its crucial insight is that our
       world contains events or processes with alternative, 
       really possible outcomes. The theory aims at clarifying 
       what this assumption involves, and it does it in two ways.
       First, it provides a mathematically rigorous framework for
       local and modal indeterminism. Second, we support that 
       theory by spelling out the philosophically relevant 
       consequences of this formulation and by showing its 
       fruitful applications in metaphysics. To this end, we 
       offer a formal analysis of modal correlations and of 
       causation, which is applicable in indeterministic and non-
       local contexts as well. We also propose a rigorous theory 
       of objective single-case probabilities, intended to 
       represent degrees of possibility. In a third step, we link
       our theory to current physics, investigating how local and
       modal indeterminism relates to issues in the foundations 
       of physics, in particular, quantum non-locality and spatio
       -temporal relativity. The book also ventures into the 
       philosophy of time, showing how the theory's resources can
       be used to explicate the dynamic concept of the past, 
       present, and future based on local indeterminism"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
588 0  Print version record. 
590    Oxford University Press|bOxford University Press Open 
       Access Books 
650  0 Determinism (Philosophy)|xMathematics. 
650  0 Events (Philosophy)|xMathematical models. 
650  0 Mathematical physics. 
650  0 Space and time|xMathematical models. 
650  0 Chaotic behavior in systems|xMathematical models. 
650  0 Probabilities. 
650  7 Chaotic behavior in systems|xMathematical models.|2fast
       |0(OCoLC)fst00852178 
650  7 Mathematical physics.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01012104 
650  7 Probabilities.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01077737 
650  7 Space and time|xMathematical models.|2fast
       |0(OCoLC)fst01127627 
700 1  Müller, Thomas,|d1969-|eauthor. 
700 1  Placek, Tomasz,|d1960-|eauthor. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aBelnap, Nuel D., 1930-|tBranching space-
       times|z9780190884314|w(DLC)  2021033975|w(OCoLC)1273049914
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