Rethinking Explanation

Rethinking Explanation


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Rethinking Explanation by Johannes Persson

The series Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science was conceived in the broadest framework of interdisciplinary and international concerns. Natural scientists, mathematicians, social scientists and philosophers have contributed to the series, as have historians and sociologists of science, linguists, psychologists, physicians, and literary critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400787087
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/22/2014
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #252
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Preface xi

Part 1 Theory of Explanation 1

Explanations are about concepts and concept formation Bengt Hansson 3

What to ask of an explanation-theory Henrik Hallsten 13

The Idea of Contrastive Explanandum Petri Ylikoski 27

The Pragmatic-Rhetorical Theory of Explanation Jan Faye 43

Causal explanation provides knowledge why Olav Gjelsvik 69

Causal Explanation and manipulation Stathis Psillos 93

Assessing the Explanatory Power of Causal Explanations Erik Weber Jeroen Van Bouwel 109

Some Notes on Unificationism and Probabilistic Explanation Rebecca Schweder 119

Part 2 Issues in Explanation 129

Selection and Explanation Alexander Bird 131

IBE and EBI: on explanation before inference Johannes Persson 137

Explaining with Equilibria Jaakko Kuorikoski 149

Explanation and environment: the case of psychology Annika Wallin 163

Biological Notions of Innateness and Explanation of Language Acquisition Mika Kiikeri Tomi Kokkonen 177

Aspect Kinds Robin Stenwall 193

Index 205

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