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Science as Knowledge Derived from
Prediction and explanation in the inductivist
The Problem of Induction
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A.J. Ayer account of science account of theory argument Aristotelian assumption attempt chapter claim concept conjecture consequences constitute Copernican theory Copernicus criticism deduction degree of fertility derived discovery discussed example experimental fact false falsifiable falsificationism falsificationist Feyerabend Galileo hard core history of science hypothesis Imre Lakatos individual inductive reasoning inductivism inductivist account involved italics in original justified kind Kuhn Kuhn's Lakatos Lakatos's methodology large number laws and theories light logical logical positivism London Maxwell's mechanics method motion Musgrave naive inductivist Newton's theory Newtonian number of observations Objectivism objectivist objectivist account observation statements optics orbit paradigm Paul Feyerabend Philosophy of Science physics planet planetary Popperian possible precise principle of induction problem of induction progress rationality realist referred relativism relativist research programme rival scientific knowledge Scientific Revolutions scientific theories scientists sense situation T.S. Kuhn telescope theoretical theory change thing called Science tion true truth universal statements