Contrastive confirmation: some competing accounts
First Online: 11 November 2010 Received: 04 August 2010 Accepted: 20 October 2010 DOI:
Cite this article as: Chandler, J. Synthese (2013) 190: 129. doi:10.1007/s11229-010-9845-9 Abstract
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.
Keywords Law of Likelihood Contrastive confirmation Bayesianism Probability References
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