Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 187–191 | Cite as

Comment on the interpretation of inductive probabilities

  • Abner Shimony


A recent defense of Jaynes' information-theoretical approach to statistical mechanics is rejected, and an earlier critique of this approach is extended.

Key words

Probability inductive logic information theory Jaynes 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abner Shimony
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Particules Elémentaires Bâtiment 211Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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