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Scientific Explanation : A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science - R. B. Braithwaite

Scientific Explanation

A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science

Paperback Published: 1st July 1968
ISBN: 9780521094429
Number Of Pages: 392

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The primary purpose of this book is to examine the logical features common to all the sciences. Each science proceeds by inventing general principles from which are deduced the consequences to be tested by observation and experiment; the author shows how the implications of this process explain some of its more baffling features and resolves many of the difficulties that philosophers have found in them. His exposition is by way of detailed examples.

Scientific deductive systems and their representations
The status of the theoretical terms of a science
Models for scientific theories: their use and misuse
Statistical hypotheses, probability statements and class-ratio arithmetic
The meaning of probability statements within a scientific system
The choice between statistical hypotheses
The justification of induction
Laws of nature and causality
Causal and teleological explanation
Explanation of scientific laws
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ISBN: 9780521094429
ISBN-10: 0521094429
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st July 1968
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.42

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