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

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The agent contemplates a set 0l, O2,. . ., Om of different possible "

which, on e, are mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive (i.e., e logically implies

that exactly one of these

The agent contemplates a set 0l, O2,. . ., Om of different possible "

**outcomes**"which, on e, are mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive (i.e., e logically implies

that exactly one of these

**outcomes**will come about). Then, for any one of those ...Page 141

To this end, the operational definition specifies a testing "operation" T that can be

performed on any case to which the given term could conceivably apply, and a

certain

To this end, the operational definition specifies a testing "operation" T that can be

performed on any case to which the given term could conceivably apply, and a

certain

**outcome**O of the testing operation, whose occurrence is to count as the ...Page 392

Indeed, the probability is so high that, according to the interpretation (9-2b), if the

experiment F is performed just one single time, it is "practically certain" that the

Indeed, the probability is so high that, according to the interpretation (9-2b), if the

experiment F is performed just one single time, it is "practically certain" that the

**outcome**will be of kind G. In this sense, it is rational on the basis of the given ...### 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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