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Explanation and its limits

Author: Knowles, Dudley Series: Royal institute of philosophy lectures series ; 27 Publisher: Royal Institute of Philosophy, 1990. ; Cambridge University Press (CUP) 1990.Language: EnglishDescription: 318 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0521395984Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Explanation and its Limits Contents Preface List of Contributors Explanation--Opening Address J. J. C. SMART vii 1 Explanation in Psychology (1) Truth and Teleology DAVID PANNEAU 21 45 (2) Functional Support for Anomalous Monism JIM EDWARDS Explanation in Biology (1) Explanation in Biology JOHN MAYNARD SMITH 65 73 (2) Let's Razor Ockham's Razor ELLIOTT SOBER Explanation in the Social Sciences (1) Singular Explanation and the Social Sciences DAVID-HILLEL RUBEN 95 119 (2) Explanation and Understanding in Social Science JOHN SKORUPSKI Explanation in Physics (1) Explanation MICHAEL REDHEAD 135 155 (2) Explanation in Physical Theory PETER CLARK The Limits of Explanation (1) The Limits of Explanation RICHARD SWINBURNE 177 (2) Limited Explanations STEPHEN R. L. CLARK 195 211 247 267 285 297 313 Supervenience and Singular Causal Claims JAMES WOODWARD Contrastive Explanations PETER LIPTON How to Put Questions to Nature MATTI SINTONEN Explanation and Scientific Realism PHILIP GASPER How Do Scientific Explanations Explain? JOYCE KINOSHITA Index

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