Probabilistic Inference and the Concept of Total Evidence

  title={Probabilistic Inference and the Concept of Total Evidence},
  author={Patrick Suppes},
  journal={Studies in logic and the foundations of mathematics},
  • P. Suppes
  • Published 1969
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in logic and the foundations of mathematics
My purpose is to examine a cluster of issues centering around the socalled statistical syllogism and the concept of total evidence. The kind of paradox that is alleged to arise from uninhibited use of the statistical syllogism is of the following sort. 

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