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

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This term is chosen for convenience, and in view of the above explicit

given by Nicod; it is not, of course, intended to imply that this conception of

confirmation originated with Nicod. 19. For a rigorous

it is ...

This term is chosen for convenience, and in view of the above explicit

**formulation**given by Nicod; it is not, of course, intended to imply that this conception of

confirmation originated with Nicod. 19. For a rigorous

**formulation**of the problem,it is ...

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This means that Nicod's criterion makes confirmation depend not only on the

content of the hypothesis, but also on its

consequence of this situation is that every hypothesis to which the criterion is

applicable ...

This means that Nicod's criterion makes confirmation depend not only on the

content of the hypothesis, but also on its

**formulation**.20 One remarkableconsequence of this situation is that every hypothesis to which the criterion is

applicable ...

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A precise statement of this conception of scientific knowledge would require,

among other things, the

confirmation, which would specify what kind of evidence is confirmatory, what

kind ...

A precise statement of this conception of scientific knowledge would require,

among other things, the

**formulation**of rules of two kinds: First, rules ofconfirmation, which would specify what kind of evidence is confirmatory, what

kind ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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