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A Problem for Confirmation Measure Z

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 January 2022

Abstract

In this article, I present a serious problem for confirmation measure Z.

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Footnotes

I would like to thank Vincenzo Crupi, Graham Oddie, and two anonymous referees of this journal for their helpful feedback on previous versions of this article.

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