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

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To this end, the operational definition specifies a testing "operation" Tthat can be

performed on any case to which the given term could conceivably apply, and a

certain

To this end, the operational definition specifies a testing "operation" Tthat can be

performed on any case to which the given term could conceivably apply, and a

certain

**outcome**O of the testing operation, whose occurrence is to count as the ...Page 386

Roughly, a random experiment is a kind of process or event which can be

repeated indefinitely by man or by nature, and which yields in each case one out

of a certain finite or infinite set of "results" or "

the ...

Roughly, a random experiment is a kind of process or event which can be

repeated indefinitely by man or by nature, and which yields in each case one out

of a certain finite or infinite set of "results" or "

**outcomes**" in such a way that whilethe ...

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Perhaps the best- known of them is the maximin rule; it directs us to maximize the

minimum utility, i.e., to choose an action whose worst possible

as good as the worst possible

Perhaps the best- known of them is the maximin rule; it directs us to maximize the

minimum utility, i.e., to choose an action whose worst possible

**outcome**is at leastas good as the worst possible

**outcome**of any alternative. In our example, this ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

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