## Explanation and Deduction: A Defence of Deductive Chauvinism |

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### Contents

Explanatory Deductivism 1 SCIENCE AND EXPLANATIONS | 1 |

RELEVANCE | 4 |

HEMPELS DEDUCTIVENOMOLOGICAL MODEL | 6 |

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accept alternative approximate solutions argued assume attractor avalanche barrier calculate cause ceteris paribus chance chancy mechanism chaos theory Chapter claim Coffa concept concerning conclusion consider consistency requirement D-N model deductive argument deductive explanation deductivism deductivist determinism deterministic differential equations discussion dynamic systems effect epistemically relativized event example exists explanandum explanans explanatory account explanatory information explanatory relevance explication fact factors form solutions function genuine explanation give grounds for believing Hempel Henon high probability homogeneous reference classes I-S explanation I-S model ideal explanatory text important inconsistent inductive grounds initial conditions interpretation irrelevant Kepler's laws Kitcher leukaemia Lorenz margin of error model of explanation necessary condition Newton's non-deductivists notion objective probability orbit overall deducibility particle penicillin PIAA planet position prediction present probabilistic causality problem propensity quantum mechanics Railton Salmon scientific sentence simply sketch specific statements statistical explanations symmetry thesis trajectory true tunnelling weak consistency Wesley Salmon Yanomami