Causation and Explanation (BOK)

Stathis Psillos

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2002
Forfatter Stathis Psillos Forlag
Acumen Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781902683423 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,9cm Vekt 371 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge, History of Western philosophy