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Modelli della spiegazione scientifica

  • Alberto Peruzzi,

What is the structure of a scientific explanation? How many types of explanation are there? Does science really offer explanations? From the traditional model, according to which "explaining" means "finding causes" we have moved on to the deductive-nomological model (D-N), introduced by Hempel and Oppenheim in 1948, according to which the explanation is a logical inference drawn from specific laws and conditions, without any reference to causes. The D-N model was then integrated by statistical-inductive explanations, but the objections made to Salmon's model over recent decades have stimulated proposals for alternatives, including the pragmatic and the "unificationist" models, through to the retrieval of the notion of cause by Salmon himself. This book analyses the epistemological problems relating to the explanation, arriving at the retrieval of the link between explanation and truth that the twentieth century sought to eliminate.

  • Keywords:
  • Logica,
  • Filosofia della Scienza,
  • Epistemologia,
  • Modello nomologico-deduttivo,
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Alberto Peruzzi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0134-5281

Alberto Peruzzi teaches at the University of Florence. He has performed research in the areas of linguistic theory, logic and epistemology, shifting his interests towards cognitive semantics and the categorical foundation of mathematics. He has published around 130 works, both in Italy and abroad. Since 2004 he has co-ordinated the event Pianeta Galileo. His works include: Definizioni (1983), Noema (1988), From Kant to entwined naturalism (1993), The geometric roots of semantics (2000), Il significato inesistente (2004), The meaning of category theory for XXI century philosophy (2006).
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Book Title

Modelli della spiegazione scientifica

Authors

Alberto Peruzzi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

246

Publication Year

2009

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© 2009 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-002-4

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978-88-6453-000-0

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978-88-6453-002-4

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978-88-9273-758-7

Series Title

Manuali – Umanistica

Series Issn

2704-5943

Series E-Issn

2704-5862

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