Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World

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Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World - Salmon, Wesley C
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The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science. Wesley C. Salmon describes three fundamental conceptions of scientific explanation--the epistemic, modal, and ontic. He argues that the prevailing view (a version of the epistemic conception) is untenable and that the modal conception is scientifically out-dated. Significantly revising aspects of his earlier work, he defends a causal ...

Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World 1984, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691101705

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Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World 1984, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691072937

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