Theories of Explanation by Joseph C. Pitt

Theories of Explanation

byJoseph C. PittEditorJoseph C. Pitt

Paperback | March 1, 1988

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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 classicessays 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, andpieces 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.

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Joseph C. Pitt is a Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Title:Theories of ExplanationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:March 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195049713

ISBN - 13:9780195049718

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"The most up-to-date collection of writings on explanation available...an excellent classroom resource."--Valentine Dusek, University of New Hampshire