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Filosofie van de natuurwetenschappen

Carl G. Hempel (author)

Filosofie van de natuurwetenschappen

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Inleiding tot enkele centrale onderwerpen uit de methodologie en filosofie van de natuurwetenschappen. De auteur bespreekt hoe wetenschappelijke kennis tot stand komt en zich ontwikkeld; hoe de wetenschap de empirische gegevens interpreteert en zo komt tot een beter verstaan van deze gegevens. Hij behandelt de vooronderstellingen waar de wetenschap van uitgaat en de grenzen van haar mogelijkheden.
Title
Filosofie van de natuurwetenschappen
Author
Carl G. Hempel
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Philosophy of natural science
Publisher
Utrecht: Het Spectrum, [2009?]
190 p.
ISBN
9789031507290
Placing suggestion
505 (SISO)

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About Carl G. Hempel

Carl Gustav "Peter" Hempel (January 8, 1905 – November 9, 1997) was a German writer, philosopher, logician, and epistemologist. He was a major figure in logical empiricism, a 20th-century movement in the philosophy of science. He is especially well known for his articulation of the deductive-nomological model of scientific explanation, which was considered the "standard model" of scientific explanation during the 1950s and 1960s. He is also known for the raven paradox (also known as "Hempel's paradox").

Education

Hempel studied mathematics, physics and philosophy at the University of Göttingen and subsequently at the University of Berlin and the Heidelberg University. In Göttingen, he encountered David Hilbert and was impressed by his program attempting to base all mathematics on solid logical foundations derived from a limited number of axioms.

After moving to Berlin, Hempel participated in a congress on sc…Read more on Wikipedia

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