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Studia Logica

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 271–290 | Cite as

A Probability Measure for Partial Events

  • Maurizio Negri
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Abstract

We introduce the concept of partial event as a pair of disjoint sets, respectively the favorable and the unfavorable cases. Partial events can be seen as a De Morgan algebra with a single fixed point for the complement. We introduce the concept of a measure of partial probability, based on a set of axioms resembling Kolmogoroff’s. Finally we define a concept of conditional probability for partial events and apply this concept to the analysis of the two-slit experiment in quantum mechanics.

Keywords

non-classical probability partial events partial logic quantum mechanics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di FilosofiaUniversità degli Studi di TorinoTorinoItaly

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