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Table Of Contents

1. The Problem
2.0. Misconceptions
2.1. The Epistemic Conception of Scientific Explanation
2.2. The Modal Conception of Scientific Explanation
2.3. The Ontic Conception of Scientific Explanation
2.4. Laws: Universal versus Statistical; Causal Versus Noncausal
3. Causality and Mechanism
4. Some New Perspectives
5 The Importance of Scientific Understanding
6. Understanding in the Quantum Domain
7. The Values of Scientific Explanations
8 Why Ask, “Why?”? An Inquiry Concerning Scientific Explanation
9 Deductivism Visited and Revisited
10 Explanatory Asymmetry
11 Van Fraassen on Explanation
12 An “At-At” Theory of Causal Influence
13 Causal Propensities Statistical Causality versus Aleatory Causality
14 Probabilistic Causality
15 Intuitions—Good and Not-So-Good
16 Causality Without Counterfactuals
17 Indeterminacy, Indeterminism, and Quantum Mechanics
18 Causality Production and Propagation
19 Scientific Explanation How We Got from There to Here
20 Scientific Explanation
21 Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation
22 Causality in Archaeological Explanation
23 Explanation in Archaeology An Update
24 The Formulation of Why-Questions
25 Quasars, Causality, and Geometry A Scientific Controversy That Did not Occur
26 Dreams of a Famous Physicist An Apology for Philosophy of Science
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Causality and Explanation

Causality and Explanation

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