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

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... this necessary information clearly cannot be contained in any

however large, of observation sentences, because a

sentences can tell us at best for a

them.

... this necessary information clearly cannot be contained in any

**finite**number,however large, of observation sentences, because a

**finite**set of observationsentences can tell us at best for a

**finite**number of objects that a stands in Rl tothem.

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Offspring a b\ which is both verifiable and falsifiable and thus provides a

observational criterion for the application of the term 'Son' to a in relation to b. On

the other hand, the definitions (7.6), (7.7), and (7.8) above are among those

which ...

Offspring a b\ which is both verifiable and falsifiable and thus provides a

**finite**observational criterion for the application of the term 'Son' to a in relation to b. On

the other hand, the definitions (7.6), (7.7), and (7.8) above are among those

which ...

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Lawlike sentences, whether true or false, are not just conveniently telescoped

summaries of

law that gases expand when heated under constant pressure is not tantamount to

...

Lawlike sentences, whether true or false, are not just conveniently telescoped

summaries of

**finite**sets of data concerning particular instances. For example, thelaw that gases expand when heated under constant pressure is not tantamount to

...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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