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The Nature of Scientific Explanation
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In his newest work, distinguished philosopher Jude P. Dougherty challenges contemporary empiricisms and other accounts of science that reduce it to description and prediction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. Part One. An Aristotelian Perspective
  2. pp. 20-21
  1. Lecture One. Historical Context: What is at Stake
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. Lecture Two. Induction: The Perennial Value of the Aristotelian Perspective
  2. pp. 16-28
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  1. Part Two. Basic Principles
  2. pp. 48-49
  1. Lecture Three. The Principle of Substance
  2. pp. 31-44
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  1. Lecture Four. Potentiality Uncovered
  2. pp. 45-54
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  1. Lecture Five. The Principle of Final Causality
  2. pp. 55-66
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  1. Part Three. Cultural Considerations
  2. pp. 86-87
  1. Lecture Six. Use and Abuse of Analogy and Metaphor in Scientific Explanation
  2. pp. 69-78
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  1. Lecture Seven. Science and the Shaping of Modernity: The Reciprocal Influence of Science and Culture
  2. pp. 79-100
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 101-111
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 119-122
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 142-142
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