Assembling the Meaning of Probability


  • James Duffy Instituto Tecnolico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Cecilia Moloney Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Terrance Quinn Middle Tennessee State University


My positioning focuses on the meaning of a single word, probability. As in the prior exercise,1 my tasks are to (i) make explicit, to talk about, that which I am capable of talking about; (ii) to identify that which I am not capable of talking about; and (iii) to describe the view that results from developing what I take to be positional and reversing what I take to be counter-positional.

Author Biographies

James Duffy, Instituto Tecnolico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

James Duffy currently resides in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, where he edits kindergarten and primary school materials after retiring from teaching undergraduate philosophy. He has published articles in Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy & Education, Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and Revista Filosofía, and is currently coordinating dialectic exercises. He can be reached at

Cecilia Moloney, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Cecilia Moloney is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She can be reached at

Terrance Quinn, Middle Tennessee State University

Terrance Quinn is Professor Emeritus from Middle Tennessee State University and is an active scholar. He has publications in the mathematical sciences, foundations of science, and regarding Lonergan’s work. He also has been contributing to the economics literature. His personal website is and he can be reached at