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Published: 24 March 1988

234 Pages | 4 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195049718

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Theories of Explanation

Edited by Joseph C. Pitt

This valuable collection gives students many of the classic essays on the theory of explanation along with the best examples of recent work on the topic. In addition to Hempel and Oppenheim's famous 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.