This posthumous work was produced by transcribing audio recordings of lectures that Bruno de Finetti gave at the National Institute for Advanced Mathematics in Rome in 1979. Alberto Mura attended the course, recorded the lectures, took notes, and edited the resulting volume, which was first published in Italian in 1995. Hykel Hosni translated the lectures for this English edition, which appears in the Synthese Library series of volumes on epistemology, logic, methodology and philosophy of science. The book contains an introductory essay about de Finetti by Maria Carla Galavotti. Three of the twenty-two lectures and part of a fourth are lost, but the remaining lectures have many useful editorial comments. Moreover, interesting discussion between de Finetti and those attending the course is also included. So we have many people to...

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