Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 350–353 | Cite as

Better deductive explanation?

  • I. A. Omer


I argue that the reasonable quest of looking for, and the desirable end of having better explanation of particular events are not allowed for by the deductive account of explanation except by total replacement of one theory by another. The article is also a trivialization of the deductive conception of complete explanation.


Good Explanation Complete Explanation Total Replacement Reasonable Quest Deductive Explanation 
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© Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Omer
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  1. 1.Dep. of PhilosophyUniversity of KhartoumKhartoum

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