Philosophy of Probablilty

In Fritz Allhoff (ed.), Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide. Wiley-Blackwell (2010)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In the philosophy of probability there are two central questions we are concerned with. The first is: what is the correct formal theory of probability? Orthodoxy has it that Kolmogorov’s axioms are the correct axioms of probability. However, we shall see that there are good reasons to consider alternative axiom systems. The second central question is: what do probability statements mean? Are probabilities “out there”, in the world as frequencies, propensities, or some other objective feature of reality, or are probabilities “in the head”, as subjective degrees of belief? We will survey some of the answers that philosophers, mathematicians and physicists have given to these questions.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,400

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Probability.Branden Fitelson, Alan Hajek & Ned Hall - 2006 - In Jessica Pfeifer & Sahotra Sarkar (eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. Routledge.
Probability and conditionals.Robert C. Stalnaker - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (1):64-80.
What is Probability?Simon Saunders - 2004 - Arxiv Preprint Quant-Ph/0412194.
Physical probabilities.Peter Milne - 1987 - Synthese 73 (2):329 - 359.
Objective Probabilities in Number Theory.J. Ellenberg & E. Sober - 2011 - Philosophia Mathematica 19 (3):308-322.
On Harold Jeffreys' axioms.S. Noorbaloochi - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (3):448-452.
Non-Archimedean Probability.Vieri Benci, Leon Horsten & Sylvia Wenmackers - 2013 - Milan Journal of Mathematics 81 (1):121-151.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-02-24

Downloads
38 (#309,635)

6 months
1 (#452,962)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?