Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
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AGUIAR, Túlio Roberto Xavier de. The symmetries of the Hempelian model of explanation.Translated byPaulo Pimenta Marques. Kriterion [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.
This article critically examines Hempel's deductive-nomological model. We focus on the model's symmetries produced by requirements of nomic sufficient conditions for explanations. Such conditions, we argue, cannot translate correctly explanatory and causal relations.
Keywords : Hempel; Explanation; Causation; Sufficient Conditions.