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In addition to providing predictions about future events

Post by jancancook on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:41 am

In addition to providing predictions about future events, we often take scientific theories to offer explanations for those that occur regularly or have already occurred. Philosophers have investigated the criteria by which a scientific theory can be said to have successfully explained a phenomenon, as well as what gives a scientific theory explanatory power. One early and influential theory of scientific explanation was put forward by Carl G. Hempel and Paul Oppenheim in 1948. Their Deductive-Nomological (D-N) model of explanation says that a scientific explanation succeeds by subsuming a phenomenon under a general law.[20] Although ignored for a decade, this view was subjected to substantial criticism, resulting in several widely believed counter examples to the theory.[21]



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