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Fact and method : explanation, confirmation and reality in the natural and the social sciences

Author: Richard W Miller
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1987.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Miller
ISBN: 069107318X 9780691073187 0691020450 9780691020457
OCLC Number: 16352094
Description: ix, 611 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Explanation: the covering-law model --
The nature of explanation --
Applications --
Confirmation as causal comparison --
Deductivism: plain and with simplicity --
The new positivism --
Anti-bayers --
The issue of realism --
Learning from anti-realism --
A defense of realism --
Quantum reality.
Responsibility: Richard W. Miller.

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