The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel: Studies in Science, Explanation, and Rationality
Editor James Fetzer presents an analytical and historical introduction and a comprehensive bibliography together with selections of many of Carl G. Hempel's most important studies to give students and scholars an ideal opportunity to appreciate the enduring contributions of one of the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century.
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Carl Gustav Hempel
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