•  24
    Explication, H-D Confirmation, and Simplicity
    Erkenntnis 83 (5): 1085-1104. 2018.
    Explication usually plays the role of the method of language revision. The paper sticks to the Carnapian project of explication and develops some of the formal requirements imposed on the explicatum. However, it departs from Carnap’s view when it comes to how to construe the simplicity condition. It is suggested that in some cases the simplicity condition, which in the Carnapian project plays the derived role with respect to the other three conditions—the similarity, exactness, and fruitfulness …Read more
  •  6
    Reasons Why (review)
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 30 (4): 407-409. 2016.
  • " The New Riddle of Induction" and Testing of Qualities
    Filozofia 66 (8): 746-754. 2011.
    The paper deals with the New Riddle of Induction set forth by N. Goodman in his Fact, Fiction, and Forecast. The problem is introduced through the definition of grue-predicate. The relation between the grue-hypothesis and empirical evidence is examined. Goodman’s underlying thesis about the neutrality of empirical evidence is undermined. The intelligibility of the idea that disjunctive properties such as Grue can be observed and seen is questioned. A solution of Goodman’s riddle is outlined by m…Read more
  •  14
    Hempelove kritériá explanácie V kontexte modelu historickej explanácie
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 14 (4): 498-517. 2007.
    The so-called „Covering Law Model“ of explanation proposed by C. Hempel and R. Oppenheim was claimed to have been applied as an explanatory model in natural sciences as well as in humanities. Several objections were raised against this explanatory model during the second half of 20th century. This article considers the proposed criteria of adequacy of scientific explanation and, in particular, the possibilities and limitations connected with the idea of its applicability in the process of logica…Read more
  • Testability and Meaning of Observation Terms and Theoretical Terms
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 18 (3): 384-397. 2011.
  • Modern theory of explanation and causality
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 16 (2): 272-277. 2009.
  • Testability and the importance of observational and theoretical terms (2011, vol 18, p 3)
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 18 (4): 474-474. 2011.
  • Why just (Necessary) Truths as Assumptions in Deductive Inferences?
    with Frantisek Gaher
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20 75-97. 2013.
  •  1
    On Definitions and Defining
    with Frantisek Gaher and Marian Zouhar
    Filozofia 65 (8): 719-737. 2010.
    The paper deals with some logical, semantic and methodological aspects of defining and definitions. First of all, basic features of the background semantic theory are specified. Next, three different kinds of definitions are distinguished: codifying definitions, objectual analytic definitions and meaning analytic definitions. It is shown that the relationships between the definiendum and the definiens in a given definition differ with respect to these different kinds of definition. Furthermore, …Read more
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    The demarcation problem of laws of nature
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 17 (4): 522-549. 2010.
    The paper focuses on the problem of identification of laws of nature and their demarcation from other kinds of regularities. The problem is approached from the viewpoint of several metaphysical, epistemological, logical and methodological criteria. Firstly, several dominant approaches to the problem are introduced. Secondly, the logical and semantic explicatory framework – Transparent Intensional Logic – is presented for the sake of clarification of logical forms of sentences that are supposed t…Read more
  • The Abductive Model of (Scientific) Explanation
    Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 19 (1). 2012.