David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 66 (3):333-350 (1999)
In this paper, I discuss the key role played by Carl G. Hempel's work on theoretical realism and scientific explanation in effecting a crucial philosophical transition between the beginning and the end of the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century, the dominant view was that science is incapable of furnishing explanations of natural phenomena; at the end, explanation is widely viewed as an important, if not the primary, goal of science. In addition to its intellectual benefits, this transition has important practical consequences with respect to dealing with the global problems humans everywhere will face in the twenty-first century
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sahotra Sarkar (2013). Carnap and the Compulsions of Interpretation: Reining in the Liberalization of Empiricism. [REVIEW] European Journal for Philosophy of Science 3 (3):353-372.
J. C. Pinto de Oliveira (2007). Carnap, Kuhn, and Revisionism: On the Publication of Structure in Encyclopedia. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 38 (1):147-157.
Similar books and articles
A. Richardson (2003). The Geometry of Knowledge: Lewis, Becker, Carnap and the Formalization of Philosophy in the 1920s. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (1):165-182.
Alan W. Richardson (1998). Carnap's Construction of the World: The Aufbau and the Emergence of Logical Empiricism. Cambridge University Press.
Michael Friedman (2008). Wissenschaftslogik : The Role of Logic in the Philosophy of Science. Synthese 164 (3):385 - 400.
Stefano Gattei (2008). Thomas Kuhn's 'Linguistic Turn' and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism: Incommensurability, Rationality and the Search for Truth. Ashgate Pub..
Thomas E. Uebel & Alan W. Richardson (eds.) (2007). The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism. Cambridge University Press.
Carl G. Hempel (2000). Selected Philosophical Essays. Cambridge University Press.
Carl G. Hempel (2001). The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel: Studies in Science, Explanation, and Rationality. Oxford University Press.
James H. Fetzer (ed.) (2000). Science, Explanation, and Rationality: Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads68 ( #47,914 of 1,725,477 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #268,753 of 1,725,477 )
How can I increase my downloads?