Book ID: CBB000062368

Theories of explanation (1988)

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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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Review Schmaus, W. (1989) Review of "Theories of explanation". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 356). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Lee, Kwang-Sae
Holton, Gerald James
Burks, Arthur W.
Chalmers, Alan Francis
MacKinnon, Edward M.
Sambursky, Schmuel
Journals
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Kant-Studien
American Scholar
Eranos-Jahrbuch
International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Lang
Reidel
Tilburg Univ. Press
Vanderbilt University
University of London (Great Britain)
Concepts
Science
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Commentaries
Nature
People
Kant, Immanuel
Einstein, Albert
Fleck, Ludwik
Davy, Humphry
Marshall, James Thomas
Newton, Isaac
Time Periods
18th century
17th century
20th century
19th century
Ancient
Places
Rome (Italy)
Greece
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