Probabilités et philosophie des mathématiques chez Cournot

Thierry Martin 1
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Abstract : The article aims at showing, in 1843, Cournot endeavours to answer the foundation crisis which shatters the calculus of probability by allocating the status of a pure mathematical theory to it and by telling the objective meaning of probability from the subjective one in order to measure the bearing of its applications. We are thus led to examine the Cournotian representation of mathematics and its connection with reality so as to bring to light the relation which combines his probabilist project with his philosophy of mathematics.
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Thierry Martin. Probabilités et philosophie des mathématiques chez Cournot. Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques, Society Math De France, 1995, pp.111-138. ⟨hal-00838061⟩

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