, Volume 190, Issue 1, pp 129–138

Contrastive confirmation: some competing accounts


DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9845-9

Cite this article as:
Chandler, J. Synthese (2013) 190: 129. doi:10.1007/s11229-010-9845-9


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 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Logic and Analytic Philosophy, HIW, KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Personalised recommendations