Commentary on Perspective I: The Humanistic Dimensions of Probability

  • Bharath SriramanEmail author
  • Kyeonghwa Lee
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)


In this commentary to perspective 1 of probabilistic thinking, we highlight the salient aspects of the history and philosophy of probability. In particular we examine historical problems from probability whose solutions improved over time, as well as the need to take into account the subjectivist approach to probability besides the classical approaches.


History and philosophy of probability Paradoxes Historical problems in probability 


  1. Flusser, P. (1993). A triptych of pythagorean triples. In A. White (Ed.), Essays in humanistic mathematics, Washington: Mathematical Association of America. Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  2. 2.Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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