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Title Rethinking explanation / edited by Johannes Persson and Petri Ylikoski
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages) : illustrations
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 252
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 252
Contents Front Matter; EXPLANATIONS ARE ABOUT CONCEPTS AND CONCEPT FORMATION; WHAT TO ASK OF AN EXPLANATION-THEORY; THE IDEA OF CONTRASTIVE EXPLANANDUM; THE PRAGMATIC-RHETORICAL THEORY OF EXPLANATION; CAUSAL EXPLANATION PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE WHY; CAUSAL EXPLANATION AND MANIPULATION; ASSESSING THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF CAUSAL EXPLANATIONS; SOME NOTES ON UNIFICATIONISM AND PROBABILISTIC EXPLANATION; SELECTION AND EXPLANATION; IBE AND EBI; EXPLAINING WITH EQUILIBRIA68; EXPLANATION AND ENVIRONMENT; BIOLOGICAL NOTIONS OF INNATENESS AND EXPLANATION OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION; ASPECT KINDS; Back Matter
Summary The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years. This book highlights some of the conceptual problems that still need to be solved and points out a number of fresh philosophical ideas to explore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Explanation.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Persson, Johannes.
Ylikoski, Petri.
LC no. 2007440335
ISBN 1280865156
1402055811
9781280865152
9781402055812
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