Range Theories of Probability

Discipline: Philosophy

Developed by French mathematician Laplace (1749-1827) Certain theories analyzing probability in terms of ranges of alternatives.

William Calvert Kneale (1906-1990) introduces such a theory to deal with paradoxes that face the classical theory of probability when the relevant range of alternatives is infinite, and his theory consists basically of an extension to the classical theory to cover those cases.

W C Kneale, Probability and Induction (1949), 35


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