Probability Logic and Borel's Denumerable Probability
Abstract:Borel's concept of denumerable probability is described by means of three of his illustrative problems and their solution. These problems are then reformulated in contemporary terms and solved from the viewpoint of probability logic. A section compares Kolmogorov set-theoretic probability with probability logic. The concluding section describes a highly adverse criticism of Borel's conception for its not using something like Kolmogorov theory (introduced two decades later) and, in support of Borel, this criticism is countered from the standpoint of quantifier probability logic.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Publication date: May 1, 2008