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Authors: P. Hĭjek and T. Havrĭnek
Title: Mechanizing hypothesis formation. Mathematical foundations for a general theory
Additional book information: Universitext, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1978, xv + 396 pp., $24.00.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: I. J. Good
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 1 (1979), 650-654
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1979-14650-0