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Causation and Explanation

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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 laws. In the final section on explanation he examines in detail the issues arising from deductive-nomological explanation and statistical explanation before considering the explanation of laws and the metaphysics ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 13th 2003 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Richard Newton
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This is a well written book, which whilst the contents are not individually original, brings together a great summary of the philosophy of causation, laws of nature and explanation. These topics fit very nicely together.

Thinking about causation and ideas about laws of nature are closely related, but unfortunately are usually dealt with in separate areas of philosophy - metaphyics and methodology (or philosophy of science) respectively. Most books seem to fit into one or other category, and I hav
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