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Criteria of Merit for Explanations of Individual Events

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the criteria of merit for explanations of individual events. It first introduces Hempel's theory of explanation for individual events. The covering laws for both proofs and ... More


Essence, Laws, and Explanation

Boris Kment

in Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199604685
eISBN:
9780191758928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 6 develops the working account of essence, grounding, and fundamentality that will be applied in the rest of the book. After a discussion of the logical form of essential truths and of how to ... More


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