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Single Idea 14281

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 6. Probability]

Full Idea

One's degrees of belief in the members of an idealised partition should sum to 100%. That is all there is to the claim that degrees of belief should have the structure of probabilities.

Gist of Idea

A thing works like formal probability if all the options sum to 100%


Dorothy Edgington (Conditionals (Stanf) [2006], 3.1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.11