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Plausible worlds : possibility and understanding in history and the social sciences

Author: Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993, cop. 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examples through history used to examine the role of possible worlds in explanation and practical judgements.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Hawthorn
ISBN: 0521403596 9780521403597 0521457769 9780521457767
OCLC Number: 490278588
Notes: Première édition brochée parue en 1993. Autre tirage : 1995.
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-192 p.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Counterfactuals, explanation and understanding; 2. Plague and fertility in early modern Europe; 3. The United States in South Korea; 4. Duccio's painting; 5. Explanation, understanding and theory.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Hawthorn.

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