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This manuscript is a third draft. Any responses would be gratefully received.

Earlier versions of parts of chapters 1, 2, 3 and 8 have appeared in articles in Cogito and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

For comments and criticism at various stages in the development of this book, I would like to thank John Mayberry, Dorothy Emmet and Nicholas Maxwell. I am grateful to Peter Alexander, Michael Welbourne, David Hirschmann, Adam Morton and Edo Pivcevic for reading and listening to several related papers during my stay at Bristol.

I would especially like to thank my wife Judy for the time and space to accomplish this work.

I.J. Thompson, Bristol 1988, revised Surrey 1993

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