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B. A. Brody (1972). Towards an Aristotelean Theory of Scientific Explanation.

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  1. Two Kinds of Causal Explanation.George Botterill - 2010 - Theoria 76 (4):287-313.
    To give a causal explanation is to give information about causal history. But a vast amount of causal history lies behind anything that happens, far too much to be included in any intelligible explanation. This is the Problem of Limitation for explanatory information. To cope with this problem, explanations must select for what is relevant to and adequate for answering particular inquiries. In the present paper this idea is used in order to distinguish two kinds of causal explanation, on the (...)
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    Inductive Reasoning in Medicine: Lessons From Carl Gustav Hempel's 'Inductive‐Statistical' Model.Afschin Gandjour & Karl Wilhelm Lauterbach - 2003 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 9 (2):161-169.
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    Aristotelian Explanations.I. Halonen & J. Hintikka - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (1):125-136.
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    Aristotelian Explanations.Ilpo Halonen & Jaakko Hintikka - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (4):125-136.
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    Ontological Relativity and Meaning-Variance: A Critical-Constructive Review.Christopher Norris - 1997 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):139 – 173.
    This article offers a critical review of various ontological-relativist arguments, mostly deriving from the work of W. V. Quine and Thomas K hn. I maintain that these arguments are (1) internally contradictory, (2) incapable of accounting for our knowledge of the growth of scientific knowledge, and (3) shown up as fallacious from the standpoint of a causal-realist approach to issues of truth, meaning, and interpretation. Moreover, they have often been viewed as lending support to such programmes as the 'strong' sociology (...)
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    Aristotelian Logic and Euclidean Mathematics: Seventeenth-Century Developments of the Quaestio de Certitudine Mathematicarum.Paolo Mancosu - 1991 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (2):241-265.
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    On the Status of Proofs by Contradiction in the Seventeenth Century.Paolo Mancosu - 1991 - Synthese 88 (1):15 - 41.
    In this paper I show that proofs by contradiction were a serious problem in seventeenth century mathematics and philosophy. Their status was put into question and positive mathematical developments emerged from such reflections. I analyse how mathematics, logic, and epistemology are intertwined in the issue at hand. The mathematical part describes Cavalieri's and Guldin's mathematical programmes of providing a development of parts of geometry free of proofs by contradiction. The logical part shows how the traditional Aristotelean doctrine that perfect demonstrations (...)
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    How-Possibly Explanations in Biology.David B. Resnik - 1991 - Acta Biotheoretica 39 (2):141-149.
    Biologists in many different fields of research give how-possibly explanations of the phenomena they study. Although such explanations lack empirical support, and might be regarded by some as unscientific, they play an important heuristic role in biology by helping biologists develop theories and concepts and suggesting new areas of research. How-possibly explanations serve as a useful framework for conducting research in the absence of adequate empiri cal data, and they can even become how-actually explanations if they gain enough empirical support.
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    Essentialism Without Individual Essences: Causation, Kinds, Supervenience, and Restricted Identities.Berent Enç - 1986 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 11 (1):403-426.
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    Explanation, Generality and Understanding.C. A. Hooker - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (3):284 – 290.
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    McGinn and Essential Properties of Natural Kinds.Laurance J. Splitter - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (1):19 – 25.
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