## Aspects of scientific explanation: and other essays in the philosophy of science |

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Now let us adopt the following definitions: An

such as 'Pa', 'Rcd', 'Sadg, which ascribes an observable attribute to a specified

object or group of objects. A basic sentence is an

negation of ...

Now let us adopt the following definitions: An

**atomic sentence**is a sentence,such as 'Pa', 'Rcd', 'Sadg, which ascribes an observable attribute to a specified

object or group of objects. A basic sentence is an

**atomic sentence**or thenegation of ...

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To this point we now turn. If, as will be assumed here, the vocabulary of L

contains fixed finite numbers of individual constants and of predicate constants,

then only a certain finite number, say n, of different

formulated ...

To this point we now turn. If, as will be assumed here, the vocabulary of L

contains fixed finite numbers of individual constants and of predicate constants,

then only a certain finite number, say n, of different

**atomic sentences**can beformulated ...

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The first of those theorems, for example, is this : Let T be a fundamental law and

E a true singular sentence, neither of ... in (7.8), to the following effect: Let C be

put into a complete conjunctive normal form in those

The first of those theorems, for example, is this : Let T be a fundamental law and

E a true singular sentence, neither of ... in (7.8), to the following effect: Let C be

put into a complete conjunctive normal form in those

**atomic sentences**which ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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