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K. Popper on Probability

(Original title: Popper o pravdepodobnosti)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 4, 343-355.
Type of work: Young Philosophy
Publication language: Slovak

One part of the paper is devoted to frequency interpretation, as advocated by early K. Popper. However, the main subject of the paper is Popper’s own propensity interpretation of probability. It outlines the fundamental principles of the propensity interpretation, as well as its relation to quantum theory and its various variants. In conclusion it examines the so called Humpreys’s paradox as related to the interpretation of causality in the frame of Popper’s propensity interpretation.


K. R. Popper, Frequency interpretation of probability, Singular probabilities, Propensity interpretation of probability, Quantum theory, Indeterminism, Single cases, Causality, Humpreys’s paradox

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