AMU Phil202- Rodgers

  • Carl Gustav Hempel- B:Jan 1905-D:Nov 1997

    One of Hempels' most notable writing was written along with Mr. Paul Oppenheim titled:
    Studies in the Logic of Explanation
    He calls it the deductive-nomological model; A scientific explanation of a fact is a deduction of a statement (called the explanandum) that describes the fact we want to explain; the premises (called the explanans) are scientific laws and suitable initial conditions. For an explanation to be acceptable, the explanans must be true.