The course sets out to achieve the following educational aims:
a) Acquiring an intuitive comprehension of the notion of probability, of its basic mathematical laws and of the fundamental role that it has played for centuries in all models of practical and theoretical rationality. [Descriptor 1]
b) Acquiring a basic knowledge of the main philosophical interpretations of probability [Descriptor 1].
c) Being able of placing the discussion on the interpretation of probability in the wider context of contemporary philosophical debate, especially in connection with the realism/antirealism controversy. [Descriptor 2]
d) Acquiring basic skills in the analysis of problems and in the construction of sound arguments in conditions of uncertainty. [Descriptor 2].
Through a critical discussion and comparison of rival interpretations of probability, students are also expected to enhance their capability of making judgments as well as their ability to grasp the content of complex concepts and communicate it with the required precision. [Descriptors 3-5].