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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY
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The structure of scientific inference
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Truth and the Growth of Scientific Knowledge
  • M. Hesse
  • Sociology
  • PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the…
  • 1 January 1976
This paper is a reaction to two themes in recent history and philosophy of science. The first is the revival in philosophy of language of interest in truth and meaning, which relates to problems longExpand
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Forces and Fields: The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics
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MODELS IN PHYSICS*
  • M. Hesse
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 November 1953
THE logical form of the theories of mathematical physics has been described in a previous article 'Operational Definition and Analogy in Physical Theories' 1 where, following N. R. Campbell, F. P.Expand
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Analogy and Confirmation Theory
  • M. Hesse
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 October 1964
The argument from analogy is examined from the point of view of Carnap's confirmation theory. It is argued that if inductive arguments are to be applicable to the real world, they must containExpand
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Theories and the Transitivity of Confirmation
  • M. Hesse
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 March 1970
Hempel's qualitative criteria of converse consequence and special consequence for confirmation are examined, and the resulting paradoxes traced to the general intransitivity of confirmation. AdoptingExpand
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Ramifications of ‘Grue’
  • M. Hesse
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 May 1969
' "Grue" applies to all things examined before T just in case they are green, but to other things just in case they are blue.' Now consider the two hypotheses 'All emeralds are green', 'All emeraldsExpand
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OPERATIONAL DEFINITION AND ANALOGY IN PHYSICAL THEORIES*
  • M. Hesse
  • Mathematics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 February 1952
IN this paper I propose to examine the meaning of operational definitions of physical concepts, and the extent to which they can be applied in understanding the logical status of theories. I shallExpand
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