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The logic of historical explanation

Author: Clayton Roberts
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a key to understanding the role of covering laws in historical explanation by distinguishing between their use at the macro- and micro-levels. It illustrates that "covering laws"  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Clayton, 1923-
Logic of historical explanation.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)741874101
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton Roberts
ISBN: 0271014423 9780271014425 0271014431 9780271014432
OCLC Number: 31434675
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Failure of Macrocorrelation --
2. The Explanatory Power of Colligation --
3. The Necessity of Microcorrelation --
4. The Nature of Covering Laws --
5. The Problem of Indiscriminate Pluralism --
6. The Logic of Colligation --
7. Structure and Theory in History --
8. Purposive Action --
9. The Etiology of Desire --
10. The Etiology of Belief --
11. The Logic of Historical Interpretation --
12. Causal Explanation and the Uses of History.
Responsibility: Clayton Roberts.

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