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    Byron E. Wall (2005). Causation, Randomness, and Pseudo-Randomness in John Venn'slogic of Chance. History and Philosophy of Logic 26 (4):299-319.
    In 1866, the young John Venn published The Logic of Chance, motivated largely by the desire to correct what he saw as deep fallacies in the reasoning of historical determinists such as Henry Buckle and in the optimistic heralding of a true social science by Adolphe Quetelet. Venn accepted the inevitable determinism implied by the physical sciences, but denied that the stable social statistics cited by Buckle and Quetelet implied a similar determinism in human actions. Venn maintained that probability statements (...)
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  2. Byron Emerson Wall (2007). John Venn, James Ward, and the Chair of Mental Philosophy and Logic at the University of Cambridge. Journal of the History of Ideas 68 (1):131-155.
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    Byron E. Wall (2006). John Venn's Opposition to Probability as Degree of Belief. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (4):550-561.
    John Venn is known as one of the clearest expounders of the interpretation of probability as the frequency of a particular outcome in a potentially unlimited series of possible events. This view he held to be incompatible with the alternate interpretation of probability as a measure of the degree of belief that would rationally be held about a certain outcome based upon the reliability of testimony and other prior information. This paper explores the reasons why Venn may have been so (...)
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  4. Byron E. Wall (2014). Karine Chemla .The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions. Xv + 596 Pp., Tables, Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. $177. [REVIEW] Isis 105 (4):836-837.
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  5. Byron E. Wall (2006). S. L. Zabell.Symmetry and Its Discontents: Essays on the History of Inductive Probability. Xii + 279 Pp., Bibl., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. [REVIEW] Isis 97 (3):596-597.
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