Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

739

Last Page

745

Abstract

This article shows that Popper's measure of corroboration is inapplicable if, as Popper argued, the logical probability of synthetic universal statements is zero relative to any evidence that we might possess. It goes on to show that Popper's definition of degree of testability, in terms of degree of logical content, suffers from a similar problem.

DOI

10.1093/bjps/axs029

Print ISSN

00070882

E-ISSN

14643537

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Recommended Citation

Rowbottom, D. P. (2013). Popper's measure of corroboration and P(h|b). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 64(4), 739-745. doi: 10.1093/bjps/axs029