Science, Explanation, and Rationality : Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel: Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel (Google eBook)
Duluth James H. Fetzer Distinguished McKnight University Professor University of Minnesota
Oxford University Press, Nov 13, 2000 - Science - 384 pages
Carl G. Hempel exerted greater influence upon philosophers of science than any other figure during the 20th century. In this far-reaching collection, distinguished philosophers contribute valuable studies that illuminate and clarify the central problems to which Hempel was devoted. The essays enhance our understanding of the development of logical empiricism as the major intellectual influence for scientifically-oriented philosophers and philosophically-minded scientists of the 20th century.
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