Calculus of probabilities

the science that treats of the computation of the probabilities of events, or the application of numbers to chance.

See also: Calculus

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The specific methodologies that Condorcet developed--a complicated calculus of probabilities resembling modern "game theory"--is too complex and technical to enter into here, except to note its general ideological import.
Manuel argues, for instance, that Condorcet believed that with "the calculus of probabilities the state would be run by social mathematics--without debate.
that if we look at theories with the logical structure that Hume and Mill argue that they have, then it can be shown using the calculus of probabilities that observational data tend to support not only low-level generalizations but also the higher-level generalizations, up to, and including, the principle of universal causation that, according to Hume and Mill, occupies the highest level" (p.