Lev Goldfarb,
ICPR, Aug. 2004

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From the preface of *Probability,
Statistics and Truth *(1957), by one

of the 20th century pioneers
of modern probability and statistics, Richard von Mises:
The stated
purpose of these [mentioned earlier] investigations is to

create a
theory of induction or ‘inductive logic’.
According to the

basic
viewpoint of this book, the theory of probability in its

application
to reality is itself an inductive science; its results and

formulas cannot serve to found the inductive processes as such . . ..