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Explanatory pluralism

Author: Chrysostomos Mantzavinos
Publisher: Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 2016. 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The main activity that scientists engage in is the provision of explanations. This book defends the position of explanatory pluralism, namely the position that there are many points of view from  Read more...

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Mantzavinos, Chrysostomos
(H9G)201600686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chrysostomos Mantzavinos
ISBN: 9781316669082 1316669084
OCLC Number: 961996089
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The wrong question: what is an explanation?; 3. A brief outlook on the social sciences; 4. Towards explanatory pluralism; 5. The explanatory enterprise; 6. The rules of the explanatory game; 7. The plurality of explanatory games; 8. Explanatory activity as problem solving activity; 9. Explanatory rules as shared rules; 10. Normative appraisal: a procedural conception; 11. Explanatory methodology as technology; 12. Epilogue.
Responsibility: C. Mantzavinos.

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'C. Mantzavinos raises fundamental questions about what a philosophical theory of explanation should do, and he offers a highly original and illuminating approach to the tasks he singles out as Read more...

 
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