On the definition and some justification of the Likelihood Principle

B. V. Frosini
Two points have been raised about the Likelihood Principle (LP). The first relates to the definition of LP: it has been shown that one of the two available definitions is hardly acceptable outside a strictly Bayesian context. The cue for the second issue is taken from Birnbaum's proof (and other similar proofs) that the LP - in its strong version - is implied by other more fundamental principles, which most statisticians tend to accept; some...