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Nomic Inference

An Introduction to the Logic of Scientific Inquiry

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 1-25
  3. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 26-72
  4. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 73-107
  5. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 108-160
  6. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 161-194
  7. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 195-233
  8. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 234-289
  9. Salvator Cannavo
    Pages 290-319
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 320-331

About this book


Those who speak of the philosophy of science do not all have the same sort of study in mind. For some it is speculation about the overall nature of the world. Others take it to be basic theory of knowledge and perception. And for still others, it is a branch of philosophical analysis focused speci­ is meant to be a study falling under fically on science. The present book this last category. Generally, such a study has two aspects: one, methodological, dealing with the logical structure of science, the other, substantive, dealing with scientific concepts. Our concern here is primarily methodological; and, where discussion veers at times towards substantive matters, this will be largely for the purpose of illustrating underlying methodological points. It should also be added that our considerations will be of a general sort, intended to apply to all of science with no special concern for any particular divisions. Except in an incidental manner, therefore, we shall give no primary attention to special problems in the methodology of the social sciences or in the philosophy of physics or of biology. And if we draw the larger portion of our examples from the physical rather than from the behavioral sciences, this is done merely for simplicity, succinctness, and similar conveniences of exposition rather than out of specialized concern for any particular area.


analytical philosophy logic philosophy of science theory of science

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nomic Inference
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction to the Logic of Scientific Inquiry
  • Authors Salvator Cannavo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-015-0266-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-0788-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 331
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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