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

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Whatever systematization is achieved among the FB-sentences is clearly

accomplished by T in conjunction with J. It will be convenient therefore to

consider the postulates of T together with the sentences of J as the postulates of

a

Whatever systematization is achieved among the FB-sentences is clearly

accomplished by T in conjunction with J. It will be convenient therefore to

consider the postulates of T together with the sentences of J as the postulates of

a

**deductive**...Page 381

... for two successive scintillations to be separated by more than n-s seconds is (1

/e)", where e is the base of the natural logarithms.2 Explanations of the kind here

illustrated will be called

... for two successive scintillations to be separated by more than n-s seconds is (1

/e)", where e is the base of the natural logarithms.2 Explanations of the kind here

illustrated will be called

**deductive**-statistical explanations, or DS explanations.Page 412

We have by now distinguished three basic types of scientific explanative:

these is often referred to as the covering-law model or the

We have by now distinguished three basic types of scientific explanative:

**deductive**-nomological, inductive-statistical, and**deductive**-statistical. The first ofthese is often referred to as the covering-law model or the

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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