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

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Rather, we shall now have to consider a crucial question analogous to that raised

by the previous approach: Precisely how are the logical

empirically significant terms and observation terms to be construed if an

adequate ...

Rather, we shall now have to consider a crucial question analogous to that raised

by the previous approach: Precisely how are the logical

**connections**betweenempirically significant terms and observation terms to be construed if an

adequate ...

Page 148

As was mentioned earlier, the laws may at first express simple uniform or

statistical

of the observational vocabulary of the discipline to which they belong. Further ...

As was mentioned earlier, the laws may at first express simple uniform or

statistical

**connections**among ob- servables; they will then be formulated in termsof the observational vocabulary of the discipline to which they belong. Further ...

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But these and similar inferential

are mediated by the given law clearly do not exhaust its content; for, as we noted,

the law also establishes

But these and similar inferential

**connections**among singular statements whichare mediated by the given law clearly do not exhaust its content; for, as we noted,

the law also establishes

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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