Popper's Measure of Corroboration and P(h|b)

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. 1 The Corroboration Function and P(h|b) 2 Degrees of Testability and P(h|b)
Keywords Corroboration  Degree of testability  Empirical Content  Logical Probability
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/axs029
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