Explaining Explanation: A Realist Account of Scientific Explanation and Understanding

Dissertation, Princeton University (1980)
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The orthodox, empiricist covering-law account of scientific explanation, as developed by C. G. Hempel and others, has long dominated philosophical discussions of scientific explanation. In recent years it has met overwhelming critical resistance. We should give up this account of scientific ex



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