The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation
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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Illustrations of Scientific Explanation
The Deductive Pattern of Explanation
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