Carl Gustav Hempel


Biography of Carl Gustav Hempel

Carl Gustav "Peter" Hempel (January 8, 1905 – November 9, 1997) was a philosopher of science and a major figure in 20th-century logical empiricism. 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, which highlights the problem of induction.

Carl Gustav Hempel's Works:

1936: Über den Gehalt von Wahrscheinlichkeitsaussagen
1936: Der Typusbegriff im Licht der neuen Logik mit Paul Oppenheim
1942: The Function of General Laws in History
1943: Studies in the Logic of Confirmation
1959: The Logic of Functional Analysis
1965: Aspects of Scientific Explanation
1966: Philosophy of Natural Science
1967: Scientific Explanation

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