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

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We shall refer to this criterion as Nicod's criterion.i8 It states

perhaps the most common tacit interpretation of the concept of confirmation.

While seemingly quite adequate, it suffers from serious shortcomings, as will now

be ...

We shall refer to this criterion as Nicod's criterion.i8 It states

**explicitly**what isperhaps the most common tacit interpretation of the concept of confirmation.

While seemingly quite adequate, it suffers from serious shortcomings, as will now

be ...

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But the arguments do not show — and are not claimed to show — that theoretical

terms can in no way be

Carnap's statement quoted in the preceding paragraph is accepted, then many

terms ...

But the arguments do not show — and are not claimed to show — that theoretical

terms can in no way be

**explicitly**defined in terms of observables. In fact, ifCarnap's statement quoted in the preceding paragraph is accepted, then many

terms ...

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And if stronger logical means are countenanced, considerable further extensions

may be obtained. For example, the functor 'the number of cells contained in y' can

be

And if stronger logical means are countenanced, considerable further extensions

may be obtained. For example, the functor 'the number of cells contained in y' can

be

**explicitly**defined by the single expression (7.11) a. (a sim .v (.v is a cell - x ...### 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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