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The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel

Studies in Science, Explanation, and Rationality

by Carl G. Hempel

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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ContributionsJames H. Fetzer (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages464
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Open LibraryOL7389497M
ISBN 10019514158X
ISBN 109780195141580

Hempel studied at the Realgymnasium at Berlin and, inhe was admitted at the University of Gottingen where he studied mathematics with David Hilbert and Edmund Landau and symbolic logic with Heinrich Behmann. His contributions to the latter subject, the most widely known of which lay in the areas of scientific explanation and of the confirmation of hypotheses, shaped the discussion in the latter half of the 20th century. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts. Hempel, James H.

Another feature is that an explanation requires scientific laws; facts are explained when they are subsumed under laws. For the next two years he continued to teach at Princeton as a Lecturer, before moving to the University of Pittsburgh as University Professor of Philosophy in Without such hypothesis it is impossible to apply the theory to the study of planetary motion. Nor was there any arrogance in him; he got no thrill of pleasure from proving people wrong.

However, in many respects the inductive explanation is similar to the deductive explanation. Paradoxes of Confirmation During his research on confirmation, Hempel formulated the so-called paradoxes of confirmation. His criticisms were always courteous, never triumphant. The second objection is about the conventional nature of rules of correspondence. Two bodies have the same mass if, when they are on the pans, the balance remains in equilibrium. The construction of formal systems thus provides an illustration of the elements of artificial languages, where accounts of natural language counterparts can be subject to further testing and refinement.


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While Professor Hempel remained a logical empiricist throughout his career, he was substantially influenced by a colleague at Princeton, the historian of science Thomas Kuhn, who urged that the formalist perspective of logical empiricism be replaced by a pragmatic view of the history, sociology and psychology of science.

In those years he was interested in the theory of confirmation and explanation, and published several articles on that subject: — A purely syntactical definition of confirmation, The Journal of Symbolic Logic, 8, ; — Studies in the logic of confirmation, Mind, 54, ; — A definition of The Philosophy of Carl G.

Hempel book of confirmation, with P. Consider the observation of a glass full of clear liquid. Cremation services will be private. With Thomas S. Within logical positivism, observation language was assumed to consist of names and predicates whose applicability or not can be ascertained, under suitable conditions, by means of direct observation such as using names and predicates for colors, shapes, sounds or relatively simple measurement names and predicates for heights, weights, and sizes, for example.

Cohen and L. An equal-armed balance is used to determine when two bodies have the same mass and when the mass of a body is greater than the mass of the other. The Empiricist Position The category for sentences that are analytic and yet represent a posteriori knowledge deserves discussion.

Since it restricts empirical knowledge to observation sentences and their deductive consequences, scientific theories are reduced to logical constructions from observables. In order to distinguish logicism from formalism, however, the former maintains that there is one system of logic that is fundamental to all inquiries, where all mathematical terms are reducible to logical terms, and all mathematical axioms are derivable from logical ones, which formalism denies Rech Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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Fetzer The Philosophy of Carl G. He studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the universities of Goettingen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna, receiving his doctorate in Berlin injust a week before Hitler assumed the mantle of Fuehrer-Reichskanzeler. The alternatives advanced by Lobachevsky hyperbolic and by Riemann ellipticalhowever, which represent the surface of a sphere and of a saddle, respectively, violate both of those conditions, albeit in different ways.

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