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Aristotle's Four Becauses

  • Max Hocutt (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031819100063324
  • Published online: 01 February 2009
Abstract

What has traditionally been labelled ‘Aristotle's theory of causes’ would be more intelligible if construed as ‘Aristotle's theory of explanations’, where the term ‘explanation’ has substantially the sense of Hempel and Oppenheim, who construe explanations as deductions. For Aristotle, specifying ‘causes’ is constructing demonstrations.

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