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Science, explanation, and rationality : aspects of the philosophy of Carl G. Hempel

Author: James H Fetzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carl G. Hempel exerted greater influence upon philosophers of science than any other figure during the 20th century. In this far-reaching collection, distinguished philosophers contribute valuable  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Carl G Hempel; Carl G Hempel; Carl G Hempel; Carl Gustav Hempel; Carl Gustav Hempel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Fetzer
ISBN: 0195121376 9780195121377
OCLC Number: 43096797
Description: xxix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hempel and the Vienna circle / Michael Friedman --
Hempel's logicist philosophy of mathematics: background and sequel / Jaakko Hintikka --
Probable inference versus probable conclusions / Henry E. Kyburg, Jr. --
Hempel on the problem of induction / Risto Hilpinen --
The paradoxes of Hempelian explanation / James H. Fetzer --
Hempel's theory of statistical explanation / Ilkka Niiniluoto --
The symmetry thesis / Peter Achinstein --
Hempel and the problem of provisos / Frederick Suppe --
Explanation in history / William H. Dray --
Reasonable people / Philip Kitcher --
Analytic and synthetic understanding / Paul W. Humphreys --
The objectivity and the rationality of science / Robert Nozick --
Epilogue: the spirit of logical empiricism: Carl G. Hempel's role in twentieth-century philosophy of science / Wesley C. Salmon.
Responsibility: edited by James H. Fetzer.
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