Probability Theory is Nothing but Common Sense Reduced to Calculations

As one of the founding fathers of experimental psychology, Weber's studies on sensation and touch, along with his emphasis on good experimental techniques gave way to new directions and areas of study for future psychologists, physiologists, and anatomists.

By Pierre-Simon Laplace, Emil Cioran,

Jun 20, 2022
3 min read

Probability Theory is Nothing but Common Sense Reduced to Calculations

The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus; it enables us to appreciate with exactness that which accurate minds feel with a sort of instinct for which ofttimes they are unable to account.
— Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)
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Probability Theory is Nothing but Common Sense Reduced to Calculations

The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus; it enables us to appreciate with exactness that which accurate minds feel with a sort of instinct for which ofttimes they are unable to account.
— Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)

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Pierre-Simon Laplace was a French scholar whose work was important to the development of mathematics, statistics, physics and astronomy..
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Diminishing Returns Courtesy of Weber

Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.
— Emil Cioran (1911-1995)

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Emil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. He frequently engages with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism.
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Measured and calculated is the approach of one Ernst Heinrich Weber. As one of the founding fathers of experimental psychology, Weber's studies on sensation and touch, along with his emphasis on good experimental techniques gave way to new directions and areas of study for future psychologists, physiologists, and anatomists.

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