Causation and Explanation
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Udgivelsesdato:
30-11-2002
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Engelsk
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What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this unified and rigorous examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation. Part 1 of this book explores Hume's views on causation, theories of singular causation, and counterfactual and mechanistic approaches. Part 2 considers the regularity view of laws and laws as relations among universals, as well as recent alternative approaches to laws. Part 3 examines the issues arising from deductive-nomological explanation, statistical explanation, the explanation of laws and the metaphysics of explanation. Accessible to readers of all levels, this book provides an excellent introduction to one of the most enduring problems of philosophy.

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Udgivelsesdato:
30-11-2002
ISBN13:
9781902683423
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380 g
Dybde:
26 mm
Bredde:
133 mm
Højde:
197 mm
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Paperback
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    What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation. It provides an introduction to one of the enduring problems of philosophy.PRIZES:Winner of BSPS President's Prize for a Textbook in the Philosophy of Science 2003

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