Probability in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

[New Entry by Rudolf Schuessler on December 29, 2014.] Probability-related terminology played an important role in medieval and Renaissance philosophy. Terms such as 'probable' (probabilis),
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[New Entry by Rudolf Schuessler on December 29, 2014.] Probability-related terminology played an important role in medieval and Renaissance philosophy. Terms such as 'probable' (probabilis), 'credible' (credibilis) or 'truth-like' (verisimilis) were used to assess philosophical claims, qualify uncertain conclusions, gauge the force of arguments and temper academic disagreement. Beyond that, they had a significant impact on the regulation of legal proceedings, moral action...

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