"Routledge Focus"--Cover. "This book is published with financial support from the Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences"--T.p. verso. Translated from Chinese.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Hempel's scientific explanation models and their problems 2. Six decades of scientific explanation 3. The very nature of laws of nature 4. The conceptions of scientific explanation and approaches to laws of nature 5. Causal mechanism and lawful explanation 6. Is there such a thing as a ceteris paribus law? 7. Explanation and reduction 8. Scientific explanation and historical interpretation 9. Synthesis : explanation, laws, and causation.