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On the Covering Law Model of Explanation

  • C. Mantzavinos
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

STUDENT: It is very nice to see you again, in Athens this time.

PHILIP: Yes, and I am so glad that you have suggested that we come to Cape Sounion. This is such a wonderful temple and the view over the Aegean is breath-taking.

STUDENT: Do you know how the Aegean Sea has got its name?

PHILIP: No, tell me.

STUDENT: Aegeus used to be the king of Athens. While visiting Athens, Androgeus, the son of King Minos of Crete, managed to defeat Aegeus in every contest during the Panathenaic Games. Out of jealousy, Aegeus sent him to conquer the Marathonian Bull, which killed him. Minos was angry and declared war on Athens. He offered the Athenians peace, however, under one condition: every nine years Athens would send seven young men and seven young women to Crete to be fed to a vicious monster, the Minotaur, who had a head of a bull on the body of a man. He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, an elaborate maze-liken construction designed by the architect Daedalus. On the third occasion...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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