Sandy Zabell
Northwestern University
This paper has the aim of making Johannes von Kries’s masterpiece, Die Principien der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung of 1886, a little more accessible to the modern reader in three modest ways: first, it discusses the historical background to the book ; next, it summarizes the basic elements of von Kries’s approach ; and finally, it examines the so-called “principle of cogent reason” with which von Kries’s name is often identified in the English literature
Keywords Johannes von Kries  John Maynard Keynes  Emanuel Czuber  Arne Fisher  Principle of indifference  Method of arbitrary functions  Principle of cogent reason
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DOI 10.1007/s10838-015-9320-x
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