Philosophy of Science 28 (4):418-428 (1961)

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David Kaplan
University of California, Los Angeles
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Hempel and Oppenheim, in their paper 'The Logic of Explanation', have offered an analysis of the notion of scientific explanation. The present paper advances considerations in the light of which their analysis seems inadequate. In particular, several theorems are proved with roughly the following content: between almost any theory and almost any singular sentence, certain relations of explainability hold
Keywords Explanation   Philosophy of Science   Logical Positivism
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DOI 10.1086/287828
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Studies in the Logic of Explanation.Carl Gustav Hempel & Paul Oppenheim - 1948 - Philosophy of Science 15 (2):135-175.
Linear Reasoning. A New Form of the Herbrand-Gentzen Theorem.William Craig - 1957 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 22 (3):250-268.

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