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  1. Zvonimir Šikić (2011). What is Probability and Why Does It Matter. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 269:8595.
    The idea that probability is a degree of rational belief seemed too vague for a foundation of a mathematical theory. It was certainly not obvious that degrees of rational belief had to be governed by the probability axioms as used by Laplace and other prestatistical probabilityst. The axioms seemed arbitrary in their interpretation. To eliminate the arbitrariness, the stat- isticians of the early 20th century drastically restricted the possible applications of the probability theory, by insisting that probabilities had to be (...)
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  2. Zvonimir Šikić (1996). What Are Numbers? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 10 (2):159 – 171.
    A number is the number of a class which is an objective, nonactual, mathematical object. The concept of class is analyzed and it is concluded that a number is the number of a pure founded class. A tempting strategy of explaining numbers away is rejected. Some well-known definitions of numbers are analyzed and it is concluded that this analysis purports the thesis that the unique notion of number does not exist. Numbers are conventional. Nevertheless, an argument is offered purporting the (...)
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  3. Zvonimir Šikić (1992). The Diagonal Argument—A Study of Cases. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (3):191-203.
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  4. Zvonimir Šikić (1991). A Proof of the Characterization Theorem for Consequence Relations. Mathematical Logic Quarterly 37 (2‐4):41-43.
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  5. Zvonimir Šikić (1990). Premiss Tree Proofs and Logic of Contradiction. Mathematical Logic Quarterly 36 (3):273-280.
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  6. Zvonimir Šikić (1985). Continuing Variations on a System of Gentzen. Mathematical Logic Quarterly 31 (31‐34):537-544.
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