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The philosophy of Carl G. Hempel : studies in science, explanation, and rationality

Author: Carl G Hempel; James H Fetzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Hempel (1905-1997) was one of the most influential philosophers of science in the 20th century, along with Thomas Kuhn and Sir Karl Popper. His work defined the central problems of the field and its  Read more...

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Hempel, Carl Gustav, 1905-
Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 99087203
(OCoLC)43109869
Named Person: Carl Gustav Hempel
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl G Hempel; James H Fetzer
ISBN: 1423749642 9781423749646 9780195121360 0195121368 9780195141580 019514158X
OCLC Number: 63203062
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 423 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Pt. I Cognitive Significance --
1. On the Nature of Mathematical Truth --
2. Geometry and Empirical Science --
3. Recent Problems of Induction --
4. On the Structure of Scientific Theories --
Pt. II Explanation and Prediction --
5. Explanation and Prediction by Covering Laws --
6. Deductive-Nomological versus Statistical Explanation --
7. Maximal Specificity and Lawlikeness in Probabilistic Explanation --
8. Postscript 1976: More Recent Ideas on the problem of Statistical Explanation --
Pt. III Scientific Theories --
9. Reduction: Ontological and Linguistic Facets --
10. Meaning to Theoretical Terms: A Critique of the Standard Empiricist Construal --
11. On the "Standard Conception" of Scientific Theories --
12. Limits of a Deductive Construal of the Function of Scientific Theories --
Pt. IV Explanations of Behavior --
13. Logical Positivism and the Social Sciences --
14. Explanation in Science and in History --
15. Reasons and Covering Laws in Historical Explanation --
16. Rational Action --
Pt. V Scientific Rationality --
17. Science Unlimited? --
18. Turns in the Evolution of the Problem of Induction --
19. Scientific Rationality: Normative versus Descriptive Construals --
20. Valuation and Objectivity in Science --
Bibliography of Carl G. Hempel.
Other Titles: Philosophy of Carl Gustav Hempel
Responsibility: Carl G. Hempel ; edited by James H. Fetzer.
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