Studies in the Logic of Explanation

@article{Hempel1948StudiesIT,
  title={Studies in the Logic of Explanation},
  author={C. Hempel and P. Oppenheim},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={1948},
  volume={15},
  pages={135 - 175}
}
To explain the phenomena in the world of our experience, to answer the question "why?" rather than only the question "what?", is one of the foremost objectives of all rational inquiry; and especially, scientific research in its various branches strives to go beyond a mere description of its subject matter by providing an explanation of the phenomena it investigates. While there is rather general agreement about this chief objective of science, there exists considerable difference of opinion as… Expand
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