The Structure of Scientific Theories

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Frederick Suppe
University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1977 - Philosophy - 818 pages
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Contents

I Historical Background to the Received View
6
II Development of the Received View
16
A Correspondence Rules and Cognitive Significance
17
The Status of Theoretical Terms
27
C Logic of the Conditional
36
D ObservationalTheoretical Distinction
45
E Final Version of the Received View
50
Theory Reduction
53
XIII
344
XIV
350
XV
361
XVI
374
XVII
392
XVIII
402
XIX
409
XX
420

III Status of the Received View
57
IV Criticism of the Received View
62
B ObservationalTheoretical Distinction
66
C Partial Interpretation
86
D Models
95
E Correspondence Rules
102
F Formalization Issues
110
G Conclusions on the Adequacy of the Received View
115
V Alternatives to the Received View and Their Critics
119
A Skeptical Descriptive Analyses
120
B Weltanschauungen Analyses
125
C Semantic Approaches
221
D Explanation and Theories
230
Main Issues Concerning the Structure of Theories1969
233
Proceedings of the Symposium
243
Formulation and Formalization of Scientific Theories A SummaryAbstract
244
I
255
II
266
3 Probabilistic Theories with Incorrigible Data
271
III
273
IV
278
V
281
VI
284
VII
289
VIII
308
IX
315
X
321
XI
327
XII
335
XXI
424
XXII
434
XXIII
437
XXIV
459
XXV
483
XXVI
500
XXVII
518
XXVIII
525
XXIX
533
XXX
557
XXXI
566
XXXII
571
2 The Rationality of Scientific Decisions
572
XXXIII
574
XXXIV
582
XXXV
590
XXXVI
600
Introduction
615
I Swan Song for Positivism
617
XXXVII
619
XXXVIII
633
A History and Philosophy of Science
650
Bibliography
729
XXXIX
731
XL
768
XLI
773
XLII
805
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