The Logic of Scientific Discovery [2nd ed] 9780203994627, 0203994620

Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized co

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The Logic of Scientific Discovery [2nd ed]
 9780203994627, 0203994620

Table of contents :
Content: BOOK COVER --
TITLE --
COPYRIGHT --
DEDICATION --
CONTENTS --
TRANSLATORS' NOTE --
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION, 1934 --
PREFACE TO THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1959 --
Part I Introduction to the Logic of Science --
1 A SURVEY OF SOME FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS --
2 ON THE PROBLEM OF A THEORY OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD --
Part II Some Structural Components of a Theory of Experience --
3 THEORIES --
4 FALSIFIABILITY --
5 THE PROBLEM OF THE EMPIRICAL BASIS --
6 DEGREES OF TESTABILITY --
7 SIMPLICITY --
8 PROBABILITY --
9 SOME OBSERVATIONS ON QUANTUM THEORY --
10 CORROBORATION, OR HOW A THEORY STANDS UP TO TESTS --
APPENDIX i --
APPENDIX ii --
APPENDIX iii --
APPENDIX iv --
APPENDIX v --
APPENDIX vi --
APPENDIX vii --
NOTE TO NEW APPENDICES, 1959 EDITION --
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APPENDIX *ii --
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APPENDIX *ix --
APPENDIX *x --
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APPENDIX *xii --
NAME INDEX --
SUBJECT INDEX.

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