Explanation pp 185-205 | Cite as

The Deductive-Reconstruction Method and the Catch Model: Methodological and Explanatory Features

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The main goals of the present study are: (a) to present a new method for the research program for reconstructing past events from memory which I call the Deductive-Reconstruction (D-R) method; (b) to discuss the Catch model for (identifying) reconstructing a target face shown in the past as a model that theoretically and empirically substantiates the D-R method; (c) to show that the customary scientific method called the HypotheticoDeductive (H-D) cannot be applied to the reconstruction research program; and finally (d) to discuss the explanatory properties of the D-R method and of the Catch model.


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