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

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The extralogical terms used in a theory of this kind may be divided, in familiar

manner, into primitive or basic terms, which are not

in ...

The extralogical terms used in a theory of this kind may be divided, in familiar

manner, into primitive or basic terms, which are not

**defined**within the theory, and**defined**terms, which are explicitly**defined**by means of the primitives. Thus, e.g.,in ...

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sentence U whose maximal normal form contains lu maximal sentences, the

range measure (9.4) ri(U) = IJm which obviously is

content ...

**definition**of r. One idea which comes to mind is to assign, to any singularsentence U whose maximal normal form contains lu maximal sentences, the

range measure (9.4) ri(U) = IJm which obviously is

**defined**in strict analogy to thecontent ...

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Now it can readily be seen that just as the function rl

among an infinity of possible range measures, so the analogous function gl

just as ...

Now it can readily be seen that just as the function rl

**defined**in (9.5) is but oneamong an infinity of possible range measures, so the analogous function gl

**defined**in (9.1) is but one among an infinity of possible content measures; andjust as ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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