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

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For on the standard extensional interpretation, a conditional sentence, such as

the

. Hence, for any object which does not satisfy the test conditions C, and for which

...

For on the standard extensional interpretation, a conditional sentence, such as

the

**definiens**in (6.1), is false only if its antecedent is true and its consequent false. Hence, for any object which does not satisfy the test conditions C, and for which

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former are simply those whose

yields a sentence that is both verifiable and falsifiable. The following definition is

of this kind: (7.9) Def. Son xy = Male x - Offspring xy For application of the

former are simply those whose

**definiens**, when applied to a particular case,yields a sentence that is both verifiable and falsifiable. The following definition is

of this kind: (7.9) Def. Son xy = Male x - Offspring xy For application of the

**definiens**to ...Page 201

However, the

over individuals and over classes and relations of various types and will be far

from providing finite observational criteria of application. I will briefly indicate how

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However, the

**definiens**will normally be teeming with symbols of quantificationover individuals and over classes and relations of various types and will be far

from providing finite observational criteria of application. I will briefly indicate how

...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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