Sensationalism And Scientific Explanation

Humanities Press (1963)
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SENSATIONALISM 1 1. Introductory 1 2. Mach's Sensationalism 4 3. Developments of Sensationalism 22 II. THE INHERENT WEAKNESS OF SEN- SATIONALISM 25 1. The Point of Sensationalism 25 2. The Ambiguity of 'Sensation' 27 3. The Fundamental Conflict 35 4. Mistakes, Incorrigibility and Simplicity 40 III. DESCRIPTION 51 1. Describing and Descriptions 51 2. Describing in Terms of Sensations 67 IV. THE POSSIBILITY OF 'PURE' DES- CRIPTIONS 79 V. SCIENTIFIC PROBLEMS 99 VI. DESCRIPTIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 111 BIBLIOGRAPHY 142 INDEX 145 -v-
Keywords Concept  Describing  Description  Experience  Explanation  Incorrigibility  Interpretation  Mistake  Prediction  Science  Sensationalism
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Craig Dilworth (1989). On the Nature of Scientific Laws and Theories. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 20 (1):1-17.
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