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

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Here, as in all other cases of logical analysis of science, the problem calls for a

rational reconstruction of scientific

consistent and comprehensive theoretical model of scientific inquiry, which is

then to ...

Here, as in all other cases of logical analysis of science, the problem calls for a

rational reconstruction of scientific

**procedure**, i.e. for the construction of aconsistent and comprehensive theoretical model of scientific inquiry, which is

then to ...

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Disregarding many subtle points of detail, the

follows : By means of a constructive

theorems of T in a sequence. This sequence is highly redundant, for it contains,

for any ...

Disregarding many subtle points of detail, the

**procedure**may be described asfollows : By means of a constructive

**procedure**, Craig arranges all the KB-theorems of T in a sequence. This sequence is highly redundant, for it contains,

for any ...

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Now, this

guarantee the soundness of the historical explanation to which it leads. The latter

rather depends upon the factual correctness of the generalizations which the ...

Now, this

**procedure**may sometimes prove heuristically helpful; but it does notguarantee the soundness of the historical explanation to which it leads. The latter

rather depends upon the factual correctness of the generalizations which the ...

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### Contents

Studies in the Logic of Confirmation | 3 |

Postscript 1964 on Confirmation | 47 |

Inductive Inconsistencies | 53 |

Copyright | |

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