Pierre-Simon Laplace Quote

Analysis confirms what simple common sense teaches us, namely, the correctness of judgments is as much more probable as the judges are more numerous and more enlightened.


Translated by Frederick Wilson Truscott and Frederick Lincoln, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities, Chapter XIII (p. 132), John Wiley & Sons. 1902

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Analysis confirms what simple common sense teaches us, namely, the correctness of judgments is as much more probable as the judges are more numerous...

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Analysis confirms what simple common sense teaches us, namely, the correctness of judgments is as much more probable as the judges are more numerous...

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Analysis confirms what simple common sense teaches us, namely, the correctness of judgments is as much more probable as the judges are more numerous...

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Analysis confirms what simple common sense teaches us, namely, the correctness of judgments is as much more probable as the judges are more numerous...