William Herbert Dray (born Montreal June 23, 1921; died Toronto August 6, 2009) was a Canadian philosopher of history. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa.
He is known for his version of anti-positivist Verstehen in history, in Laws and Explanation in History, and his work on R. G. Collingwood.
- Laws and Explanation in History (1957) with chapters:
- The Covering Law Model
- The Doctrine of Implicit Definition
- Explaining and Predicting
- Causal Laws and Causal Analysis
- The Rationale of Action
- Explaining Why and Explaining How
- ^ Official page
- ^ Michael Martin, Verstehen: The Uses of Understanding in the Social Sciences (2000), p. 103.