Deductive- Nomological Explanation
Although the D-N model of scientific explanation is not considered valid in its own right, it is often a convenient departure point for people developing theories of explanation. I thought it would be interesting to consider how different theories of consciousness fit in with this model of scientific explanation.

The basic idea of Deductive-Nomological explanation is that:

An example of a scientific 'D-N' explanation might therefore be the following:


Problems with the D-N model:


Inductive-statistical explanation:

A slight variation on the D-N model introducing probability. Faces similar problems as the D-N model of explanation.

Relevance to studies of consciousness:




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