Janus-Faced Probability

  • Paolo┬áRocchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. On the Meaning of Probability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Rocchi
      Pages 3-8
    3. Paolo Rocchi
      Pages 23-37
    4. Paolo Rocchi
      Pages 45-55
  3. Considerations Around the Probability Axiomatization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Paolo Rocchi
      Pages 103-112
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 113-147

About this book


The problem of probability interpretation was long overlooked before exploding in the 20th century, when the frequentist and subjectivist schools formalized two conflicting conceptions of probability. Beyond the radical followers of the two schools, a circle of pluralist thinkers tends to reconcile the opposing concepts. The author uses two theorems in order to prove that the various interpretations of probability do come into opposition and can be used in different contexts. The goal here is to clarify the multi fold nature of probability by means of a purely mathematical approach and to show how philosophical arguments can only serve to deepen actual intellectual contrasts. The book can be considered as one of the most important contributions in the analysis of probability interpretation in the last 10-15 years.


frequentist theory probability interpretation subjective theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo┬áRocchi
    • 1
  1. 1.CeRSILUISS, Guido Carli UniversityRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04861-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04860-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04861-1
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