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Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility

Brian Skyrms

in From Zeno to Arbitrage

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652808
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745829 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0004
Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility

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What would the philosophy of logical atomism be like without logical atoms? The question was raised but not answered by Russell. Here I give an answer, using atomless Boolean algebras. In particular, I how an Armstrong-style theory of combinatorial possibility can live in this setting.

Keywords: logical atomism; atomless; combinatorial possibility

Chapter.  6305 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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