Carl Gustav Hempel

German philosopher

1905   -   1997

country of citizenship: Germany, United States of America
educated at: University of Göttingen, Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher, essayist, university teacher, epistemologist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Honorary doctor of the Free University of Berlin

Carl Gustav "Peter" Hempel (January 8, 1905 – November 9, 1997) was a German writer and philosopher. He was a major figure in logical empiricism, a 20th-century movement in the philosophy of science. 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 (also known as "Hempel's paradox").
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