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Three Types of Explanation

Brian Cupples
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 44, No. 3 (Sep., 1977), pp. 387-408
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/187390
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Abstract

Several revisions of the Hempel and Oppenheim definition of explanation have been offered in recent years, and none have gone uncriticized in the literature. In the present paper it is argued that the difficulties involved with these attempts are based upon a confusion between three types of explanation, and that Professor David Kaplan's model of S-explanation provides a uniform treatment of all three types.

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