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

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A precise statement of this conception of scientific knowledge would require,

among other things, the

confirmation, which would specify what kind of evidence is confirmatory, what

kind ...

A precise statement of this conception of scientific knowledge would require,

among other things, the

**formulation**of rules of two kinds: First, rules ofconfirmation, which would specify what kind of evidence is confirmatory, what

kind ...

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."27 But, as was briefly suggested above, a

of self-regulation can serve as a basis for explanation or prediction only if it is

sufficiently definite to permit objective empirical test. And indeed many of the ...

."27 But, as was briefly suggested above, a

**formulation**proposed as a hypothesisof self-regulation can serve as a basis for explanation or prediction only if it is

sufficiently definite to permit objective empirical test. And indeed many of the ...

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notation 'PF (G)' will henceforth be replaced by 'p(G,F)\ (3e) Frequency

interpretation of statistical probability. Let F be a given kind of random experiment

and G a ...

**formulation**which is essentially that given by Cramer.8 For convenience, thenotation 'PF (G)' will henceforth be replaced by 'p(G,F)\ (3e) Frequency

interpretation of statistical probability. Let F be a given kind of random experiment

and G a ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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