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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946., Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Author Name    Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Title   Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.

Binding   Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   Second American Printing

Size   8vo - 7" - 9" Tall

Publisher   New York and London Cambridge University Press 1957

Seller ID   1527

xii. 376 pgs. Very Good condition navy cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean, sound, unmarked with minimal shelwear. Jacket price intact, light edgewear, sunning to paper at spine. Based upon the Tarner lectures given by the author in 1946, its primary purpose is to explain, by way of detailed examples, the logical features common to all the sciences. 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 statements 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, index. #1527

Price = 16.00 USD


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