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Modes of Explanation

Affordances for Action and Prediction

  • Editors
  • Michael Lissack
  • Abraham Graber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Lissack, Abraham Graber
      Pages 3-16
    3. Alicia Juarrero
      Pages 17-23
    4. Michael Lissack
      Pages 25-55
  3. Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Zack Kopplin
      Pages 59-71
  4. Examining the Case

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Michael Lissack
      Pages 93-105
  5. Dialogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. William Wimsatt
      Pages 109-113
    3. Kevin T. Kelly, Konstantin Genin
      Pages 121-131
    4. Nancy J. Nersessian
      Pages 133-141
    5. Sandra Mitchell
      Pages 143-150
    6. Paul Thagard
      Pages 161-170
    7. Timothy F. H. Allen, Edmond Ramly, Samantha Paulsen, Gregori Kanatzidis, Nathan Miller
      Pages 171-196
    8. Jonathan Waskan, Ian Harmon, Andrew Higgins, Joseph Spino
      Pages 203-213
  6. Conclusion

    1. Michael Lissack, Abraham Graber
      Pages 215-227
  7. The Scientific Attitude Toward Explanation

    1. Lee McIntyre
      Pages 229-232
  8. Explanation Revisited

    1. Jan Faye
      Pages 233-239
  9. Is The World Completely Intelligible? A Very Short Course

  10. Explanation and Pluralism

    1. Beckett Sterner
      Pages 249-256
  11. Reprise

    1. Michael Lissack
      Pages 257-261
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 263-302

About this book

Introduction

Modes of Explanation is the first book in decades to attempt to bring these conflicting approaches together and to offer a compelling narrative to explore how the paradox of 'explanation' can converge.

Keywords

Explanation Understanding Coherence Context Hermeneutics Scientific Realism Constructivism Creationism Evolution Thinking Narrative Interpretation complex systems complexity truth

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