A New Argument for the Likelihood Ratio Measure of Confirmation

Acta Analytica 30 (1):59-65 (2015)
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This paper presents a new argument for the likelihood ratio measure of confirmation by showing that one of the adequacy criteria used in another argument can be replaced by a more plausible and better supported criterion which is a special case of the weak likelihood principle. This new argument is also used to show that the likelihood ratio measure is to be preferred to a measure that has recently received support in the literature

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