Book ID: CBB000062368

Theories of explanation (1988)


Pitt, Joseph C. (Editor)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1988
Physical Details: 222 pp.; notes

Description Contents: Hempel, Carl G., Oppenheim, Paul: Studies in the logic of explanation. Scriven, Michael: Explanations, predictions, and laws. Salmon, Wesley C.: Statistical explanation and causality. Railton, Peter: A deductive-nomological model of probabilistic explanation. Fraassen, Bas C. van: The pragmatic theory of explanation. Sellars, Wilfrid: Theoretical explanation. Kitcher, Philip: Explanatory unification. Friedman, Michael: Explanation and scientific understanding. Achinstein, Peter: The illocutionary theory of explanation.

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Authors & Contributors
Wilkins, John
Simmons, E. Lance
Schäfer, Lothar
Savage, C. Wade
Salmon, Wesley C.
Pearce, James J.
Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the History of Science
Biology and Philosophy
American Scholar
University of Minnesota Press
State University of New York at Stony Brook
University of Notre Dame
University of Chicago Press
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Theophrastos of Eresos
Marshall, James Thomas
Lyell, Charles
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Fleck, Ludwik
Einstein, Albert
Time Periods
20th century
19th century

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