Four definitions of probability

– “mit einem Schein der Wahrheit” – with an appearance of truth
(Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Deutsches Wörterbuch, Vol. XIII)

“The probable is something which lies midway between truth and error”
(Thomasius, 1688)

“An assertion, of which the contrary is not completely self-contradictory or impossible is called probable”
(Reimarus)

“That which, if it were held as truth, would be more than half certain, is called probable”
(Kant)

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