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dc.contributor.authorThakkar, Mark Nicholas Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-27T09:30:24Z
dc.date.available2022-07-27T09:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2022-06
dc.identifier.citationThakkar , M N A 2022 , ' A note on equiprobability prior to 1500 ' , Early Science and Medicine , vol. 27 , no. 2 , pp. 225-231 . https://doi.org/10.1163/15733823-20220042en
dc.identifier.issn1383-7427
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 280603162
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 20934b37-26a2-4411-9bb2-439723277671
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85133531364
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/25721
dc.description.abstractRudolf Schuessler has argued that sixteenth-century thinkers developed a concept of equal probability that was virtually absent before 1500 and that may have contributed to the birth of mathematical probability shortly after 1650. This note uses additional textual evidence to argue that the concept of equal probability was in fact generally available to medieval thinkers. It is true that ascriptions of equal probability are comparatively rare in medieval texts, but this can be explained without positing a conceptual blind spot.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEarly Science and Medicineen
dc.rightsCopyright © Mark Thakkar, 2022. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 licenseen
dc.subjectHistory of probabilityen
dc.subjectProbable opinionen
dc.subjectScholasticismen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectLatinen
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectNISen
dc.subject.lccQAen
dc.titleA note on equiprobability prior to 1500en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1163/15733823-20220042
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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