Scientific explanation papers based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by A.F. Heath.
SeriesHerbert Spencer lecture
ContributionsHeath, A. F.
LC ClassificationsQ175.3 .S326 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 123 p. ;
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3054131M
ISBN 100198582145
LC Control Number82148692

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The first half of the book (up to p) reproduces identically the title noted at Q (Four decades of scientific explanation). The remainder is given over to eight essays by diverse experts in the field.

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Finally, it is a handy source and reference book for senior researchers in the field of scientific explanations and –. In the philosophy of science, models of scientific inquiry have two functions: first, to provide a descriptive account of how scientific inquiry is carried out in practice, and second, to provide an explanatory account of why scientific inquiry succeeds as well as it appears to do in arriving at genuine knowledge.

The search for scientific knowledge ends far back into antiquity. Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from Pre-Socratic times through the modern period. However, recent discussion really begins with the development of the Deductive-Nomological (DN) model has had many advocates (including Popper, BraithwaiteGardiner,Nagel ) but unquestionably the most detailed and.

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“Scientific explanation” is the traditional name for a topic philosophers of science are supposed to have something to say about. But it is a bad name for that topic.

For one thing, theories of scientific ex-planation don’t have an activity that is exclusive to scientists as their subject matter.

SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONScience and scientific knowledge achieved high status in twentieth-century Western societies, yet there continues to be disagreement among scientists and those who study science (historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science) about the meaning of scientific explanation.

Indeed, the use of the word "explanation" has been the subject of heated debate (Keat and Urry. This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS who have also given talks at the conference.

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In addition to Hempel, and Salmon,see also Cartwright,Earman,pp. 80–, and van Fraassen, Scientific Explanation by Braithwaite, R.B Edition: 1st Edition Book Description Cambridge Press, A Very Good hardcover and a Very Good dustjacket.

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Humphreys --Pure, mixed, and spurious probabilities and their. Nov 12,  · Scientific predictions have exactly the same structure; the only difference between the explanation and the prediction of an event is whether or not it has already occurred. On this deductive-nomological model for scientific explanation, the conclusion of the argument must be true (that is, the event must occur) if all of the premises are true.

A scientific explanation is a way of explaining something we see in the natural world that's based on observations and measurements. Examples of scientific explanations include the theory of. The word appeared sometimes in texts related to scientific explanation, but it was not a topic of systematic attention.

A lot has happened since. Epistemologists and philosophers of science have put forward theories about understanding.

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Finally, it is a handy source and reference book for senior researchers in the field of scientific explanations and - more generally. Psychology Definition of SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: Reckoning of an event with regards to a recognized group of scientific concepts, details, and assumptions.

He also wrote a monograph, Principles of the Theory of Probability () which appeared in the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science. In his major book-length work, The Structure of Science, Nagel directed his attention to the logic of scientific explanations.

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The acts of interpretation, representation, and explanation are the cognitive processes by which scientific thinking leads to understanding. The book explores the nature of these processes and describes how scientific thinking can only be.

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The time scales involved are extremely different, but we've already commented on that. A possible scientific explanation is that, early on, the Earth's atmosphere held a very large amount of water vapor or other.

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Salmon points out, not all deductive arguments are qualified explanations. The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. Four Decades of Scientific Explanation provides a comprehensive Price: $ Scientific Explanation • Philip Kitcher and Wesley C.

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The two primary features of a scientific hypothesis are falsifiability and testability, which are reflected in an “If then” statement summarizing.

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