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

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Now let A be the class of all the pairs of physically associated values of the

magnitudes x and y; then, on our assumptions, it is true to say: (5.3) All of the n

examined instances of A's

us to ...

Now let A be the class of all the pairs of physically associated values of the

magnitudes x and y; then, on our assumptions, it is true to say: (5.3) All of the n

examined instances of A's

**satisfy**the formula 'y = F^x)'. Hence, rule (5.1) directsus to ...

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The concept of fundamental law requires further clarification; so far, we may say

that fundamental laws, and similarly fundamental lawlike sentences, should

however, ...

The concept of fundamental law requires further clarification; so far, we may say

that fundamental laws, and similarly fundamental lawlike sentences, should

**satisfy**a certain condition of nonlimitation of scope. It would be excessive,however, ...

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In terms of the given range measure let the corresponding content measure g be

defined by means of (9.6). Then^ can readily be shown to

conditions: (9.8) 1. g(U) is uniquely determined for all sentences U in L. 2. 0 ^ g(U

) ...

In terms of the given range measure let the corresponding content measure g be

defined by means of (9.6). Then^ can readily be shown to

**satisfy**the followingconditions: (9.8) 1. g(U) is uniquely determined for all sentences U in L. 2. 0 ^ g(U

) ...

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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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