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    Carl Hempel and ‘Covering-Law’ Models of Explanation

    As part of my on-going reading in the philosophy of explanation I’ve been focusing on the work of Carl Hempel, who talks about what Dray has described as ‘covering-law’ approaches to explicating explanation in science. Together with Paul Oppenheim, in 1948 Hempel described ‘deductive-nomological (D-N)’ explanation in science: explanation in…

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    Broken Links

    A little utility I run in the background of this WordPress site informed me there were 767 broken links in posts and 34 warnings. Probably unsurprising, since the blog has been up for something like 15 years and links come and go. I’ve removed all of them now, so some…