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Causality and Explanation

Wesley C. Salmon

Abstract

Brings together 26 of Salmon's essays, including 7 that have never before been published and others that are difficult to find. Part I (Introductory Essays: Causality, Determinism, and Explanation) comprises five essays that presuppose no formal training in philosophy of science and form a background for subsequent essays. Parts II (Scientific Explanation) and III (Causality) contain Salmon's seminal work on these topics. The essays in Part II present aspects of the evolution of the author's thought about scientific explanation, and include critical examination of the claim that explanations a ... More

Keywords: asymmetry, causality, determinism, explanation, indeterminism, model, philosophy of physics, philosophy of science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108644
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195108647.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wesley C. Salmon, author
University of Pittsburgh