Theories of Explanation

Author(s): Joseph C. Pitt (Editor)

Philosophy

Since the publication of Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim's ground-breaking work "Studies in the Logic of Explanation," the theory of explanation has remained a major topic in the philosophy of science. This valuable collection provides readers with the opportunity to study some of the classic essays on the theory of explanation along with the best examples of the most recent work being done on the topic. In addition to the original Hempel and Oppenheim paper, the volume includes Scriven's critical reaction to it, Wilfrid Sellars's discussion of the problem of theoretical explanation, and pieces by Salmon, Railton, van Fraassen, Friedman, Kitcher, and Achinstein in which they demonstrate the vitality of the subject by extending the scope of the inquiry.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780195049718
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : March 1988
  • : 1.8 Centimeters X 15.6 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joseph C. Pitt (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 234