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Causality and Explanation.

Author: Salmon.
Publisher: Oxford University Press : Oxford University Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Wesley Salmon is renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science. This volume brings together 26 of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written over the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Salmon.
ISBN: 0195108647 9780195108644
OCLC Number: 473787433
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Contents: IntroductionIntroductory Essays1: A New Look at Causality2: Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Science3: Comets, Pollen, and Dreams: Some Reflections on Scientific Explanation4: Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification5: The Importance of Scientific UnderstandingScientific Explanation6: A Third Dogma of Empiricism7: Causal and Theoretical Explanation8: Why Ask "Why?"? An Inquiry Concerning Scientific Explanation9: Deductivism Visited and Revisited10: Explanatory Asymmetry11: Van Frassen On ExplanationCausality12: An "At-At" Theory of Causal Influence13: Causal Propensities: Statistical Causality vs Aleatory Causality14: Probabilistic Causality15: Intuitions: Good and Not-So-Good16: Causality without Counterfactuals17: Indeterminacy, Indeterminism, and Quantum MechanicsConcise Overviews18: Causality: Production and Propagation19: Scientific Explanation: How We Got From There to Here20: Scientific Explanation: Three Basic ConceptionsApplications to Other Disciplines21: Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation22: Causality in Archaeological Explanation23: Explanation in Archaeology: An Update24: Formation of Why-Questions25: Quasars, Causality and Geometry26: Dreams of a Famous Physicist: An Apology for Philosophy of ScienceReferencesIndex

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