• Mario Bunge
Part of the Studies in the Foundations Methodology and Philosophy of Science book series (FOUNDATION, volume 3/2)


The main rationale of the invention and test of hypotheses, laws, and theories, is the solution to why-problems, i.e. the explanation of facts and their patterns. We do not rest content with finding facts but wish to know why they should occur rather than not; and we do not even rest content with establishing explanatory constant conjunctions of facts but attempt to discover the mechanism explaining such correlations.


Scientific Theory Scientific Explanation Phenomenological Theory Rational Explanation Intuitive Understanding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Bunge
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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