Understanding Scientific Theories: An Assessment of Developments, 1969-1998

@article{Suppe2000UnderstandingST,
  title={Understanding Scientific Theories: An Assessment of Developments, 1969-1998},
  author={Frederick Suppe},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={67},
  pages={S102 - S115}
}
  • F. Suppe
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Business
  • Philosophy of Science
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