RETHINKING EXPLANATION

  • JOHANNES PERSSON
  • PETRI YLIKOSKI

Part of the BOSTON STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE book series (BSPS, volume 252)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. THEORY OF EXPLANATION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. HENRIK HÅLLSTEN
      Pages 13-26
    3. PETRI YLIKOSKI
      Pages 27-42
    4. OLAV GJELSVIK
      Pages 69-92
    5. STATHIS PSILLOS
      Pages 93-107
    6. ERIK WEBER, JEROEN VAN BOUWEL
      Pages 109-118
  3. ISSUES IN EXPLANATION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. ALEXANDER BIRD
      Pages 131-136
    3. JOHANNES PERSSON
      Pages 137-147
    4. JAAKKO KUORIKOSKI
      Pages 149-162
    5. ANNIKA WALLIN
      Pages 163-175
    6. ROBIN STENWALL
      Pages 193-203
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 205-219

About this book

Introduction

The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years. This book highlights some of the conceptual problems that still need to be solved and points out a number of fresh philosophical ideas to explore. Anyone interested in causal and probabilistic explanation, explanation-seeking questions and contrastive explanations, inference to the best explanation, or explanations within the special sciences should find something of interest in this book.

Keywords

knowledge philosophy of science science

Editors and affiliations

  • JOHANNES PERSSON
    • 1
  • PETRI YLIKOSKI
    • 2
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiFinland

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