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I. Philosophy

Objectively, probability is the measure of the chance that a particular event will take place (ontological probability); subjectively, it is the measure of the certainty or credibility of a statement (epistemic probability). The interest in ontological probability arising from decision theory, as in games of chance, led to the mathematical theory of probability (Andrey N. Kolmogorov; Chance). But we must distinguish the logical (a priori) probability of throwing a six,…

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Kober, Michael, Evers, Dirk and Gräb-Schmidt , Elisabeth, “Probability”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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