Philosophical Lectures on Probability

  • Authors
  • Bruno de Finetti
  • Maria Carla Galavotti
  • Hykel Hosni
  • Alberto Mura

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 340)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 15-26
  4. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 27-29
  5. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 31-45
  6. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 47-58
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    Pages 59-67
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    Pages 69-74
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    Pages 75-85
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    Pages 87-96
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    Pages 97-108
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    Pages 109-112
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    Pages 113-126
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    Pages 127-136
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    Pages 137-148
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    Pages 149-157
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    Pages 159-163
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    Pages 165-175
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    Pages 177-184
  20. Bruno de Finetti, Maria Carla Galavotti, Hykel Hosni, Alberto Mura
    Pages 185-189

About this book

Introduction

Philosophical Lectures on Probability contains the transcription of a series of lectures held by Bruno de Finetti (one of the fathers of subjective Bayesianism) and collected by the editor Alberto Mura at the Institute for Advanced Mathematics in Rome in 1979. The book offers a live in-context outlook on de Finetti’s later philosophy of probability. On several points de Finetti’s remarks revise widespread interpretations of his thought and reveal to be topical in the light of recent developments.

The book is enriched by an essay of Maria Carla Galavotti, introducing de Finetti’s philosophy of probability as well as biographical essential information. Moreover, it contains more than 180 editor’s notes, aimed at helping the reader to properly appreciate de Finetti’s thought and its impact on recent philosophical developments about probability.

Philosophical Lectures on Probability is addressed to a wide-ranging audience, including epistemologists, philosophers of science, social scientists, statisticians, economists, historians of mathematics and statistics and, in general, to everyone is interested in subjective Bayesianism and related philosophical problems. The technical prerequisites of the book do not exceed high school mathematics. This does not, however, prevent an elevated standard from the conceptual viewpoint.

Keywords

Bayesianism De Finetti Nation epistemology finitely additive probability idea knowledge philosophy of probability probability proper scoring rules statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Mura
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. di Teorie e ricerche dei sistemi culturaliUniversità degli Studi di Sassari07100 SassariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8202-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8201-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8202-3
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