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Scientific explanation; a study of the function of theory, probability and law in science.

Author: R B Braithwaite
Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The primary purpose of this book is to examine the logical features common to all the sciences.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Braithwaite, R.B. (Richard Bevan).
Scientific explanation.
Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1968
(OCoLC)594134374
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R B Braithwaite
ISBN: 0521094429 9780521094429
OCLC Number: 522456
Description: xi, 375 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Introductory --
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 statments 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.
Other Titles: Tarner lectures.
Responsibility: Based upon the Tarner lectures, 1946.
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