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The structure of science; problems in the logic of scientific explanation. Ernest Nagel Columbia University.

Author/Creator:
Nagel, Ernest, 1901-1985.
Publication:
New York, Burlingame, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. [1961]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, [3], 618, [6] pages. 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Science -- Philosophy.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States California Burlingame.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Potok Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Adena Potok.
Potok Collection copy has autograph of "Herman Potok May 1961 Philadelphia".
Penn Provenance:
Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)
Potok, Chaim (autograph) (Potok Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1961
Contributor:
The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
231599