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The primary objective of this paper is to revisit and make a case for the merits of R.A. Fisher's objections to the decision-theoretic framing of frequentist inference. It is argued that this framing is congruent with the Bayesian but incongruent with the frequentist inference. It provides the Bayesian approach with a theory of optimal inference, but it misrepresents the theory of optimal frequentist inference by framing inferences solely in terms of the universal quantifier 'for all values ofarXiv:1211.0638v3 fatcat:7z6463vizbf4jdyapxhjsnjvyi