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Four Decades of Scientific Explanation

by Wesley C. Salmon

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Research & Methodology,
  • Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Methodology,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8117502M
    ISBN 100822959267
    ISBN 109780822959267

    Four Decades of Scientific Explanation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, E-mail Citation» Salmon provides a history of philosophical discussion of scientific explanation from through , replete with an extensive bibliography for each decade. The book is divided into four main sections, each treating a decade of. Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from Pre-Socratic times through the modern period. However, recent discussion really begins with the development of the Deductive-Nomological (DN) model has had many advocates (including Popper , , Braithwaite , Gardiner, , Nagel ) but unquestionably the most detailed and.

    In , Drs. Henry M. Morris and John C. Whitcomb published The Genesis Flood, a landmark book offering persuasive scientific evidence that the biblical account of creation and the Flood could be confidently viewed as reliable and historical. Since then, countless people have been strengthened in their faith by this book and subsequent creationist publications. The scientific method is a system of exploring the world around us, asking and answering questions, and making predictions. Scientists use the scientific method because it is objective and based on evidence. A hypothesis is fundamental to the scientific method. A hypothesis can take the form of an explanation or a .

    The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. _Four Decades of Scientific Explanation_ provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century. It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these Cited by: A short history of scientific thought / "A highly readable historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought and the impact of science on Western culture, this book takes the reader from ancient times through to the twentieth century. Organized chronologically, the book explores the history of studies of the natural w.


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The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. Four Decades of Scientific Explanation provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four As Aristotle stated, scientific explanation is based on deductive argument--yet, Wesley C.

Salmon points out, not all deductive arguments /5(1). The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. Four Decades of Scientific Explanation provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century.

It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these years. The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. "Four Decades of Scientific Explanation" provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century.

It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these. Wesley Salmon’sFour Decades of Scientific Explanationbecame an instant classic when it first appeared in The original book-length essay published the following year as a monograph, and it remains the best single source for understanding the often intense debates about the nature of scientific explanation that occurred during the period to Written:   As Aristotle stated, scientific explanation is based on deductive argument--yet, Wesley C.

Salmon points out, not all deductive arguments are qualified explanations. The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. Four Decades of Scientific Explanation provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the 4/5(1).

Provides an account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century. This book underscores the need for a consensus of approach and evaluations of methodology in scientific explanation, withthe goal of providing an understanding of natural phenomena.

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Salmon,University of Minnesota Press edition, in EnglishCited by:   The validity of the explanation must itself be examined. Four Decades of Scientific Explanation provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century.

It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these years/5(22). Four decades of scientific explanation. [Wesley C Salmon] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Wesley C Salmon.

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It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these years.5/5(1). Four Decades of Scientific Explanation: : Salmon, Wesley C.: Libros en idiomas extranjeros5/5(1). Wesley C. Salmon (August 9, – Ap ) was an American philosopher of science renowned for his work on the nature of scientific explanation.

He also worked on confirmation theory, trying to explicate how probability theory via inductive logic might help confirm and choose hypotheses. Yet most prominently, Salmon was a realist about causality in scientific explanation, although. Buy Four Decades of Scientific Explanation New Ed by Wesley C.

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Wesley C. Salmon, Four Decades of Scientific Explanation (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, ). The search for scientific understanding of the world has roots further back in Aristotle.

Philosophers and scientists have tried to elongate the scientific quest of understanding this world, with the philosophical quest until recently had lagged behind; however, one of the. In his classic Four Decades of Scientific Explanation, Salmon () details the shift from Hempel and Oppenheim’s “epoch-making” logical empiricist beginnings to a mixture of subsequent perspectives on scientific explanation involving ideas concerning causation, laws, File Size: KB.

"Four Decades of Scientific Explanation" provides a comprehensive account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century.

It continues to stand as the most comprehensive treatment of the writings on the subject during these years. Building on the historic essay by Carl G. In the philosophy of science, models of scientific inquiry have two functions: first, to provide a descriptive account of how scientific inquiry is carried out in practice, and second, to provide an explanatory account of why scientific inquiry succeeds as well as it appears to do in arriving at genuine knowledge.

The search for scientific knowledge ends far back into antiquity. phy of scientific explanation from the standpoint of its recent history. Many of these reflections have been published in Four Decades of Scientific Explanation (). They have, I believe, provided some new insight on some old problems, and they suggest that genuine progress has been made in this area of philosophy of science.

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