Deductive Explanation and Purposive Causation

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 116)


In the last chapter we started our discussion by claiming that explanations can fruitfully be viewed from the point of view of querying and answering. Explanations can thus be understood as partial or complete answers to appropriate queries (especially why-queries). It is now appropriate to return to this view and to clarify it in some more detail.


Conduct Plan Intentional Action Propositional Attitude Singular Event Practical Syllogism 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimo Tuomela
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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