Explanation : In Search of the Rationale

  title={Explanation : In Search of the Rationale},
  author={Matti Sintonen},
The interrogative construal of explanations is one of the earliest analytical devices in the philosophy of science. The general idea is still with us, in part because Hempel and Oppenheim endorsed it in their classic formal account. But although their work starts with the claim that explaining phenomena amounts to answering why-questions, the interrogative… CONTINUE READING