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Causation and explanation, Stathis Psillos

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Causation and explanation
Title
Causation and explanation
Statement of responsibility
Stathis Psillos
Title variation
Causation & explanation
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Language
eng
Summary
"Stathis Psillos divides his account into three sections: causation, laws of nature, and explanation. He begins the causation section with Hume's classic "reductive" account and then focuses on the subsequent division between Humean and non-Humean accounts, examining topics such as regularities and singular causation, causation and counterfactuals, and causation and mechanism. In the section on laws of nature, Psillos considers both the regularity view of laws and laws as relations among universals as well as alternative approaches to laws. In the final section on explanation he examines in detail the issues arising from deductive-nomological explanation and statistical explanation before considering the explanation of laws and the metaphysics of explanation. Accessible to students of all levels the author provides an excellent introduction to one of the most enduring problems of philosophy.--
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Stathis Psillos is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Athens.
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Psillos, Stathis
Dewey number
122
Index
index present
LC call number
BD541
LC item number
.P85 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Central problems of philosophy
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  • Causation
  • Explanation
  • Causalité
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Causation
  • Explanation
  • Wetenschappelijk realisme
  • Natuurwetenschappen
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Causation and explanation, Stathis Psillos
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-316) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Hume on causation -- 2. Regularities and singular causation -- 3. Causation and counterfactuals -- 4. Causation and mechanism -- 5. The regularity view of laws -- 6. Laws as relations among universals -- 7. Alternative approaches to laws -- 8. Deductive-nomological explanation -- 9. Statistical explanation -- 10. Explanation of labs -- 11. The metaphysics of explanation
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767734313
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 324 pages).
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780773583955
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt6wc80
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)767734313
Label
Causation and explanation, Stathis Psillos
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-316) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Hume on causation -- 2. Regularities and singular causation -- 3. Causation and counterfactuals -- 4. Causation and mechanism -- 5. The regularity view of laws -- 6. Laws as relations among universals -- 7. Alternative approaches to laws -- 8. Deductive-nomological explanation -- 9. Statistical explanation -- 10. Explanation of labs -- 11. The metaphysics of explanation
Control code
767734313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 324 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773583955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6wc80
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767734313

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