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Explanation and cognition

Author: Keil, Frank C. Publisher: MIT Press, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 396 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0262112493Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Explanation and Cognition Contents Preface vii Contributors ix 1 Explaining Explanation Frank C. Keil and Robert A. Wilson I Cognizing Explanations: Three Gambits 2 Discovering Explanations Herbert A. Simon 3 The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of Science Robert N. McCauley 4 The Shadows and Shallows of Explanation Robert A. Wilson and Frank C. Keil II Explaining Cognition 5 "How Does It Work?" versus "What Are the Laws?": Two Conceptions of Psychological Explanation Robert Cummins 6 Twisted Tales: Causal Complexity and Cognitive Scientific Explanation Andy Clark III The Representation of Causal Patterns 7 Bayes Nets as Psychological Models Clark Glymour 8 The Role of Mechanism Beliefs in Causal Reasoning Woo-kyoung Ahn and Charles W Kalish 1 19 21 61 87 115 117 145 167 169 199 9 Causality in the Mind: Estimating Contextual and Conjunctive Power Patricia W Cheng 10 Explaining Disease: Correlations, Causes, and Mechanisms Paul Thagard IV Cognitive Development, Science, and Explanation 11 Explanation in Scientists and Children William E Brewer, Clark A. Chinn, and Ala Samarapungavan 12 Explanation as Orgasm and the Drive for Causal Knowledge: The Function, Evolution, and Phenomenology of the Theory Formation System Alison Gopnik V Explanatory Influences on Concept Acquisition and Use 13 Explanatory Knowledge and Conceptual Combination Christine Johnson and Frank Keil 14 Explanatory Concepts Gregory L. Murphy Index 393 227 255 277 279 299 325 327 361

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