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

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However, a deductive system can function as a theory in empirical science only if

it has been given an interpretation by

may think of such interpretation as being effected by the specification of a set of ...

However, a deductive system can function as a theory in empirical science only if

it has been given an interpretation by

**reference**to empirical phenomena. Wemay think of such interpretation as being effected by the specification of a set of ...

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According to the conception just outlined, we have to attribute factual

all the (extra-logical) terms of a theory if that theory is true; hence, this

characteristic provides no basis for a semantical dichotomy in the theoretical

vocabulary.

According to the conception just outlined, we have to attribute factual

**reference**toall the (extra-logical) terms of a theory if that theory is true; hence, this

characteristic provides no basis for a semantical dichotomy in the theoretical

vocabulary.

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Indeed, one would want an acceptable explanation to be based on a statistical

probability statement pertaining to the narrowest

according to our total information, the particular occurrence under consideration

is a ...

Indeed, one would want an acceptable explanation to be based on a statistical

probability statement pertaining to the narrowest

**reference**class of which,according to our total information, the particular occurrence under consideration

is a ...

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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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