The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel: Studies in Science, Explanation, and Rationality

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The Philosophy of
Carl G. Hempel

Studies in Science, Explanation, and Rationality

CARL G. HEMPEL Edited by JAMES H. FETZER

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2001

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Notes xxxii
  • References xxxiii
  • I - Cognitive Significance 1
  • 1 - On the Nature of Mathematical Truth 3
  • Notes *
  • 2 - Geometry and Empirical Science 18
  • 3 - Recent Problems of Induction 29
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  • 4 - On the Structure of Scientific Theories 49
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  • II - Explanation and Prediction 67
  • 5 - Explanation and Prediction by Covering Laws 69
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  • References *
  • 6 - Deductive-Nomological Versus Statistical Explanation 87
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  • References *
  • 7 - Maximal Specificity and Lawlikeness in Probabilistic Explanation 146
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  • References 164
  • 8 - More Recent Ideas on the Problem of Statistical Explanation 165
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  • III - Scientific Theories 187
  • 9 - Ontological and Linguistic Facets 189
  • Notes *
  • 10 - A Critique of the Standard Empiricist Construal 208
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  • References *
  • 11 - On the “standard Conception” of Scientific Theories 218
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  • 12 - Limits of a Deductive Construal of the Function of Scientific Theories 237
  • Notes 249
  • IV - Explanations of Behavior 251
  • 13 - Logical Positivism and the Social Sciences 253
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  • 14 - Explanation in Science and in History 276
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  • 15 - Reasons and Covering Laws in Historical Explanation 297
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  • 16 - Rational Action 311
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  • V - Scientific Rationality 327
  • 17 - Science Unlimited? 329
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  • 18 - Turns in the Evolution of the Problem of Induction 344
  • 19 - Normative Versus Descriptive Construals 357
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  • References *
  • 20 - Valuation and Objectivity in Science 372
  • Notes *
  • References 394
  • A Bibliography of Carl G. Hempel 397
  • Index of Names 405
  • Index of Subjects 409
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