, Volume 190, Issue 1, pp 129-138

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Contrastive confirmation: some competing accounts

  • Jake ChandlerAffiliated withCenter for Logic and Analytic Philosophy, HIW, KU Leuven Email author 

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I outline four competing probabilistic accounts of contrastive evidential support and consider various considerations that might help arbitrate between these. The upshot of the discussion is that the so-called ‘Law of Likelihood’ is to be preferred to any of the alternatives considered.


Law of Likelihood Contrastive confirmation Bayesianism Probability