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Essays on explanation and understanding : studies in the foundations of humanities and social sciences

Author: Juha Manninen; Raimo Tuomela
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1976.
Series: Synthese library, v. 72.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: G H von Wright; G H von Wright; G H von Wright
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juha Manninen; Raimo Tuomela
ISBN: 9027705925 9789027705921
OCLC Number: 1659651
Description: vi, 440 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I/Approaches to Teleology, Intentionality, and Historical Understanding.- Causal and Historical Explanation.- Against Reductionism and Purism : Tertium Datur.- Is Transcendental Hermeneutics Possible?.- The Intentions of Intentionality.- Comments on Professor Hintikka's Paper.- Reply to J. N. Findlay.- II/Causality and Intervention.- Causality and Action.- Causality and History.- An Analysis of Causality.- Explanation and Understanding of Human Behavior.- III/Human Action and its Explanation.- Human Abilities and Dynamic Modalities.- On Deciding.- Intention and Practical Inference.- The Causal Theory of Action.- Explanation and Understanding in History.- Inductive Explanation, Propensity, and Action.- IV/Replies to Commentators. Second thoughts on Explanation and Understanding.- Replies.- Determinism and the Study of Man.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 72.
Responsibility: edited by Juha Manninen and Raimo Tuomela.

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