# Event

**Title:**

Dr. Gömöri Marton (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest): Outline of a Causal Theory of Chance

**Date / Time:**

23.10.18 / 18:30 - 20:00

**Organizer:**

Institut für Theoretische Philosophie

**Location:**

24.53.01 Raum 81

**Description:**

**Abstract**

The talk will outline a new understanding of objective probability. The main characteristics of the new interpretation are:1) the notion of probability is based on the notion of randomness (and not vice versa); 2) the notion of randomness is defined in terms of the notion of causal independence; 3) the relation of probability and relative frequency is established by the Common Cause Principle; 4) the notions of probability and randomness are compatible with determinism; 5) at the end of the day probability and randomness are things that are eliminable from the ontological map of the world.

**Speaker**

Márton Gömöri is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His field of research is philosophy of physics.

**Publications**

M. Gömöri and L. E. Szabó (2018): “On the Persistence of the Electromagnetic Field,” Journal for General Philosophy of Science

M. Gömöri and T. Placek (2017): “Small probability space formulation of Bell's theorem,” In G. Hofer-Szabó and L. Wronski (eds.), Making it Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and Indeterminism, European Studies in Philosophy of Science, vol. 6, Springer

M. Gömöri, B. Gyenis and G. Hofer-Szabó (2017): “How do macrostates come about?”, In G. Hofer-Szabó and L. Wronski (eds.), Making it Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and Indeterminism, European Studies in Philosophy of Science, vol. 6, Springer

M. Gömöri and L. E. Szabó (2015): “Formal statement of the special principle of relativity,” Synthese 192, 2053

M. Gömöri and L. E. Szabó (2013), “Operational understanding of the covariance of classical electrodynamics,” Physics Essays 26, 361 On Tue, Oct 16, 2018

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