Explanation and determination

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Explanation and determination

Type: Doctoral thesis
Title: Explanation and determination
Author: Gijsbers, Victor Alexander
Publisher: Philosophy Department, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2011-08-28
Keywords: Abduction
Determination
Explanation
Indeterminism
Understanding
Unification
Abstract: The author proposes a new theory of explanation that combines ideas about interventions, deduction, and contrastive explanation. The thesis also contains a refutation of unificationist theories; a series of arguments against inference to the best explanation; discussions of contrastive explanation and the role of indeterminism in explanation; and an analysis of the role of laws and causality in understanding.
Description: Promotor: B.G. Sundholm, Co-promotor: J.W. McAllister
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Gijsbers, V.A., 2011, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789053354452
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17879
 

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