Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 2–3, pp 189–193 | Cite as

The interpretation of inductive probabilities

  • Arthur Hobson
Articles

Abstract

An apparent inconsistency in the inductive logic interpretation of probabilities is examined and resolved.

Key words

Probability inductive logic information theory Jaynes 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Hobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArkansasFayetteville

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