## The structure of science: problems in the logic of scientific explanation |

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### Contents

Mechanistic Explanation and Organismic | 12 |

The Deductive Pattern of Explanation | 29 |

The Logical Character of Scientific Laws | 47 |

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The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation Ernest Nagel No preview available - 1979 |

The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation Ernest Nagel No preview available - 1979 |

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