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Covering laws: general statements of law which, together with empirical conditions within the so-called deductive-nomological model (according to Hempel and Oppenheim) form the premises from which causal explanations can be obtained. See also explanation, causal explanation.
 
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Lewis, David
 
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Covering Laws V 239
Statement/covering law/deductive-nomological/Railton/Lewis: Conclusion: the difference to my model is small - not only DN-models are correct explanations - but they are a way - an explanatory speaker must argue for what he believes - laws : are important in the causation and thus for the explanation - LewisVsRailton: covering laws are not part of the explanatory information.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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