The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #1/2014

Commentary on Perspective I: The Humanistic Dimensions of Probability

Bharath Sriraman and Kyeonghwa Lee

Abstract

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.

Keywords: History and philosophy of probability; Paradoxes; Historical problems in probability

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Publisher offprint from E.Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds). Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives. Full off print not available due to publisher embargo. Pdf (28 KB)