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Demonstrative Induction: Its Significant Role in the History of Physics
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 40, No. 3 (Sep., 1973), pp. 360-372
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/186196
Page Count: 13
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It is argued in this paper that the valid argument forms coming under the general heading of Demonstrative Induction have played a highly significant role in the history of theoretical physics. This situation was thoroughly appreciated by several earlier philosophers of science and deserves to be more widely known and understood.
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