Probability is the subject of considerable attention by Nagel, who devoted to it several writings. In the 1930s, Nagel put forward his “truth frequency” view of probability intended as a variant of the frequency theory minus the flaws to which this latter was susceptible. This paper illustrates (1) how, according to Nagel, the issue of the meaning of probability should be addressed; (2) Nagel’s criticism of the major interpretations of probability advanced in the literature, and (3) the main traits of his “truth-frequency” theory.

On Nagel’s Truth-Frequency Theory of Probability

Maria Carla Galavotti
2022

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Probability is the subject of considerable attention by Nagel, who devoted to it several writings. In the 1930s, Nagel put forward his “truth frequency” view of probability intended as a variant of the frequency theory minus the flaws to which this latter was susceptible. This paper illustrates (1) how, according to Nagel, the issue of the meaning of probability should be addressed; (2) Nagel’s criticism of the major interpretations of probability advanced in the literature, and (3) the main traits of his “truth-frequency” theory.
2022
Ernest Nagel: Philosophy of Science and the Fight for Clarity
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