On the Probabilty Concept

Bruno De Finetti

Abstract


As it has been already done for the Corrado Gini's works, STATISTICA has accepted the invitation of some researchers who asked to republish the English translation of some fundamental De Finetti's papers. These works were translated into English and published in the volume: Bruno De Finetti, Induction and Probability, Biblioteca di Statistica, eds. P. Monari, D. Cocchi, Clueb, Bologna, 1993.
On the Probability Concept is one of the first fundamental philosophical papers in which we can find the essential basis of De Finetti's subjective approach to the Theory of probability.


Keywords


Prior probability; posterior probability; exchangeability; statistical inference

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References


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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1973-2201/6620