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SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 330)

Abstract

In the philosophy of science, we confront our logical account of chapter 3 with the notion of scientific explanation, as proposed by Hempel in two of his models of scientific inference: deductive-nomological and inductive-statistical [Hem65]. We showthat both can be viewed as forms of (abductive) explanatory arguments, the ultimate products of abductive reasoning. The former with deductive underlying inference, and the latter with statistical inference.

Keywords

Belief Revision Structural Rule Default Theory Abductive Reasoning Ternary Format 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico

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