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Theories of Explanation

Theories of Explanation
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195049718
ISBN 10: 195049713
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1988-03-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
List Price: $59.95

Since the publication of Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim's ground-breaking work "Studies in the Logic of Explanation," the theory of explanation has remained a major topic in the philosophy of science. This valuable collection provides readers with the opportunity to study some of the classic essays on the theory of explanation along with the best examples of the most recent work being done on the topic. In addition to the original Hempel and Oppenheim paper, the volume includes Scriven's critical reaction to it, Wilfrid Sellars's discussion of the problem of theoretical explanation, and pieces by Salmon, Railton, van Fraassen, Friedman, Kitcher, and Achinstein in which they demonstrate the vitality of the subject by extending the scope of the inquiry.