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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.
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In this volume, 13 philosophers illuminate and clarify the central problems to which Carl G. Hempel was devoted. The result offers readers an explanation of major developments in the philosophy of  Read more...

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Named Person: Carl G Hempel; Carl G Hempel; Carl Gustav Hempel; Carl G Hempel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Fetzer
ISBN: 0195121376 9780195121377
OCLC Number: 43096797
Description: xxix, 342 p. : ill. ; 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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The whole collection is suffused with the lucidity characteristic of Hempel's own work, and it is a fitting memorial to a great philosopher The British Journal for the History of Science The Read more...

 
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