The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 10, 2001

Philosophy of Science

David Gruender
Pages 135-141

On Explanation
Aristotelian and Hempelean

Given the great historical distance between scientific explanation as Aristotle and Hempel saw it, some important similarities and differences between he two approaches are examined and appraised, especially the inclination to take deduction itself as the very model of scientific knowledge: an inclination we have good reason to reject.