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Title: Carl Gustav Hempel Papers
Collection Number: ASP.1999.01
Creator: Hempel, Carl G. (Carl Gustav), 1905-1997

Collection Dates: 1903-1997
Extent: 25.0 linear feet

Language: English

Abstract:
Carl Gustav Hempel was a philosopher of science who played a central role in the development of logical positivism. His work is primarily associated with the concept of deductive-nomological explanation and with the Raven paradox. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, research and lecture manuscripts, teaching documents, and offprints by him and others, mostly stemming from his post-immigration period in the U.S. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available electronically within the finding aid.