RETHINKING EXPLANATION

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. Anyone interested in causal and probabilistic e...

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Main Author: PERSSON, JOHANNES.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: YLIKOSKI, PETRI. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2007, 2007
Series:BOSTON STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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. Anyone interested in causal and probabilistic explanation, explanation-seeking questions and contrastive explanations, inference to the best explanation, or explanations within the special sciences should find something of interest in this book
Physical Description:XIV, 207 p online resource
ISBN:9781402055812