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The Resource Causation and Explanation

Causation and Explanation

Label
Causation and Explanation
Title
Causation and Explanation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 d
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Psillos, Stathis
Dewey number
122
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD541 .P85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Explanation
  • Causation
  • Explanation
Label
Causation and Explanation
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; I Causation; 1 Hume on causation; 2 Regularities and singular causation; 3 Causation and counterfactuals; 4 Causation and mechanism; II Laws of nature; 5 The regularity view of laws; 6 Laws as relations among universals; 7 Alternative approaches to laws; III Explanation; 8 Deductive-nomological explanation; 9 Statistical explanation; 10 Explanation of laws; 11 The metaphysics of explanation; Notes; References; Index
Control code
898771116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317489771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898771116
Label
Causation and Explanation
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; I Causation; 1 Hume on causation; 2 Regularities and singular causation; 3 Causation and counterfactuals; 4 Causation and mechanism; II Laws of nature; 5 The regularity view of laws; 6 Laws as relations among universals; 7 Alternative approaches to laws; III Explanation; 8 Deductive-nomological explanation; 9 Statistical explanation; 10 Explanation of laws; 11 The metaphysics of explanation; Notes; References; Index
Control code
898771116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317489771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898771116

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