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1.1The Ubiquity and Uniqueness of Explanation
1.2How Do Explanatory Capacities Develop?
1.3Are There Kinds of Explanations?
1.4Do Explanation Types Correspond to Domains of Knowledge?
1.5Why Do We Seek Explanations and What Do They
1.6How Central Are Causes to Explanation?
2.1What Is an Explanation?
2.2The Discovery of Explanations
2.3Computer Simulation of Discovery
2.4Conclusion
3.1Preliminaries
3.2The Unnatural Nature of Science
3.3Religion:Doing What Comes Naturally
4.1Identifying Explanation
4.2Locating Explanation
4.3The Shallows and the Theoretical Abyss
4.4The Division of Cognitive Labor
4.5Irreducible Causal Explanation and the Shallows
4.7The Shallows and Developing Explanation
4.8Conclusions
5.1In the Beginning
5.2Two Pitfalls
5.3Why the Laws of Psychology are Explananda
5.4Effects and Capacities
5.5Functional Analysis
5.6Existing Explanatory Paradigms in Psychology
5.7Two Problems for Psychological Explanation
5.8Conclusions
6.1Complexity and Explanation
6.2Ways of Web Making
6.4The Myth of the Self-Contained Code
6.5The Myth of Explanatory Symmetry
6.6Conclusion:Living in Complexity
7.1Narrowing the Topic
7.2A Toy Introduction to the Markov Condition
7.3The Causal Markov Condition
7.4Causal Bayes Nets
7.5The Utility of Causal Bayes Nets
7.6The Proposal
7.7Overshadowing
7.8Causal Bayes Nets Hidden Away in Psychological Models
7.10Categorization
7.11The Frame Problem
8.1Characterizing the Questions of Causal Reasoning
8.2Definition of Causation
8.3Identifying Causal Relations
8.4Role ofCovariationandMechanismInformationin Abduction
8.5The Covariation versus Mechanism Debate Revisited
9.1Scope
9.2The Power PC Theory
9.3Two Related Limitations of the Theory
9.4What an Attempted Estimate of Simple Causal Power Means
9.6Empirical Implications
10.1Correlation and Causes
10.2Causes and Mechanisms
10.3Disease Explanation as Causal Network Instantiation
10.4Conclusion
11.1What Is Explanation?
11.2Quality of Explanations
11.3Types of Explanations
11.4The Development of Explanation in Childhood
11.5Conclusions
12.1The Theory Formation System
12.2Causal Maps and Computation:Could Theories Be Bayes Nets?
12.3Theory Formation and the Experience of Explanation
12.4Methodological Issues
13.1Experimental Explorations of Explanation and Conceptual
13.2Explanatory Relations and Conceptual Structure
14.1Knowledge and Explanations
14.2Basic Experimental Evidence on Knowledge and Concept
14.3More Complex Experimental Evidence
14.4Conclusion:Explanations and Category Learning
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Explanation and Cognition

Explanation and Cognition

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