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The structure of science; problems in the logic of scientific explanation.

Author: Ernest Nagel
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1961]
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Nagel, Ernest, 1901-
Structure of science.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1961]
(OCoLC)593851876
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Nagel
OCLC Number: 231599
Description: 618 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Science and common sense --
Patterns of scientific explanation --
The deductive pattern of explanation --
The logical character of scientific laws --
Experimental laws and theories --
The cognitive status of theories --
Mechanical explanations and the science of mechanics --
Space and geometry --
Geometry and physics --
Causality and indeterminism in physical theory --
The reduction of theories --
Mechanistic explanation and organismic biology --
Methodological problems of the social sciences --
Explanation and understanding in the social sciences --
Problems in the logic of historical inquiry.

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