1. The traditional causal explanation. Aristotle and the scientific syllogism.
2. Peirce and abduction. Popper.
3. The N-D model of C.G. Hempel
4. The difficulties of the Hempel model
5. The Salmon Statistical Relevance Model
6. The recovery of causal models.
7. Explanation and unification
8. Explanation and counterfactuals
9. Van Fraassen's pragmatic explanation.
10. Inference to the best explanation: abduction revisited.