, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 56–71 | Cite as

Logical probability, mathematical statistics, and the problem of induction

  • Hermann Vetter


In this paper I want to discuss some basic problems of inductive logic, i.e. of the attempt to solve the problem of induction by means of a calculus of logical probability. I shall try to throw some light upon these problems by contrasting inductive logic, based on logical probability, and working with undefined samples of observations, with mathematical statistics, based on statistical probability, and working with representative random samples.


Random Sample Statistical Probability Mathematical Statistic Basic Problem Logical Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Vetter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MannheimGermany

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