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This chapter discusses the question of whether the propensity interpretation of probability is a genuine interpretation of the calculus of probability. One of the main points of interest can be found in the difficulty of understanding the term *P(A\C)*, when the occurrence *A* is temporally or causally anterior to the occurrence *C*. The chapter is able to determine that an intelligible interpretation of the calculus of probability as a calculus of propensities exists. Although it is not obviously a correct interpretation, it is a factual matter whether propensities obey the calculus of probability.

*Keywords: *
interpretation of probability;
calculus of probability;
calculus of propensities;
interpretation;
propensities

*Chapter.*
*2694 words.*

*Subjects: *
Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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