Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Michael Burke, Gordon Graham and Harré,R./Madden,E.H

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14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory
Clavius's Paradox: purely syntactic entailment theories won't explain, because they are too profuse [Harr/Madden]
Simplicity can sort theories out, but still leaves an infinity of possibilities [Harr/Madden]
The powers/natures approach has been so successful (for electricity, magnetism, gravity) it may be universal [Harr/Madden]
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 2. Aim of Science
Science investigates the nature and constitution of things or substances [Harr/Madden]
We prefer the theory which explains and predicts the powers and capacities of particulars [Harr/Madden]