How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many Stathis Psillos. Routledge (). In the section on laws of nature, Psillos considers both the regularity view of laws and laws as relations among universals as well as alternative approaches to. Stathis Psillos divides his account into three sections: causation, laws of nature, and explanation. He begins the causation section with Hume’s classic.
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Causation and Explanation
Stathis Psillos University of Athens. What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation?
And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this unified explabation rigorous examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation.
Part 1 of this book explores Hume’s views on causation, theories of singular causation, and counterfactual and mechanistic approaches. Part 2 considers the regularity view of laws and laws as relations among universals, as well as recent alternative approaches to laws.
Part 3 examines the issues arising from deductive-nomological explanation, statistical explanation, the explanation of laws and the metaphysics of explanation. Accessible to readers of all levels, this book provides an excellent introduction to one of the most enduring problems of philosophy.
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