Logical Probability and the Strength of Mathematical Conjectures

  title={Logical Probability and the Strength of Mathematical Conjectures},
  author={James Franklin},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  • J. Franklin
  • Published 12 April 2016
  • Philosophy
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer
Mathematicians often speak of the evidence for unproved conjectures, such as the Riemann Hypothesis. It is argued that such evidence should be seen in terms of logical probability in Keynes's sense: a strictly logical degree of partial implication. That is essentially the same as objective Bayesianism. Examples are given and explained in terms of the objective logical strength of evidence. 
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