, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 5-13

Allan Birnbaum's conception of statistical evidence

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During the academic year 1971–72 I was Allan Birnbaum's research associate at New York University where he was on the faculty of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I shall always be grateful for that experience. We exchanged views almost daily on all manner of issues in philosophy and the foundations of statistics. The following year he left for England where he was a visitor first at Cambridge and later at the University of London. He then accepted a chair at the City University of London. I never saw him again. We exchanged several papers and some letters, but I have little detailed knowledge of what he was doing or thinking while he was in England.