## Aspects of Scientific Explanation: And Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science |

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Now it can readily be seen that just as the function rl defined in (9.5) is but one

among an infinity of possible range measures, so the

defined in (9.1) is but one among an infinity of possible content measures; and

just as ...

Now it can readily be seen that just as the function rl defined in (9.5) is but one

among an infinity of possible range measures, so the

**analogous**function gldefined in (9.1) is but one among an infinity of possible content measures; and

just as ...

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"But," he insists, "in order that a theory may be valuable it must have a second

characteristic; it must display an

be

"But," he insists, "in order that a theory may be valuable it must have a second

characteristic; it must display an

**analogy**. The propositions of the hypothesis mustbe

**analogous**to some known laws." He adds: "analogies are not 'aids' to the ...Page 445

While thus, in my judgment, Campell fails to establish that

essential logic-systematic role in scientific theorizing and theoretical explaining,

some of his pronouncements squarely place his requirement of

the ...

While thus, in my judgment, Campell fails to establish that

**analogy**plays anessential logic-systematic role in scientific theorizing and theoretical explaining,

some of his pronouncements squarely place his requirement of

**analogy**withinthe ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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