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Explanation : Oxford Readings in Philosophy - David-Hillel Ruben


Oxford Readings in Philosophy

By: David-Hillel Ruben (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th May 1993
ISBN: 9780198751304
Number Of Pages: 370

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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be convenienty available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. This volume presents a selection of the most important recent writings on the nature of explanation. It covers a broad range of topics from the philosophy of science to the central philosophical terrain of the theory of knowledge. This volume is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of philosophy taking courses on the theory of knowledge, and academics and students in the natural and social sciences who are investigating the philosophical foundations of their disciplines.

`This book is ideal for a course on explanation, or a phil of sc course with a focus on explanation Desmond M. Clarke, University College, Cork `A very useful collection of papers for a final year special study and also suitable for second year students in Theory of Knowledge as supplementary reading.' David Hirschmann, University of Bristol

Explanation in Science and History
Aspects of Scientific Explanation
Hempel's Ambiguity
Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World
Towards an Aristotelian Theory of Scientific Explanation
On an Aristotelian Model of Scientific Explanation
Can There Be a Model of Explanation?
Probability, Explanation, and Information
Causal Explanation
Contrastive Explanation
Explanatory Realism, Causal Realism, and Explanatory Exclusion
A Theory of Singular Causal Explanation
The Pragmatics of Explanation
van Fraassen on Explanation
The Pragmatic Character of Explanation
Explaining and Explanation
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ISBN: 9780198751304
ISBN-10: 0198751303
Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 27th May 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.49

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