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Causality and explanation, Wesley C. Salmon

Label
Causality and explanation
Title
Causality and explanation
Statement of responsibility
Wesley C. Salmon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science. He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation. This volume collects twenty-six of Salmon's essays, including seven that have never before been published and others difficult to find
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salmon, Wesley C
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.S2337 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Causality (Physics)
  • Explanation
Label
Causality and explanation, Wesley C. Salmon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification.
  • 5.
  • The Importance of Scientific Understanding
  • pt. II.
  • Scientific Explanation.
  • 6.
  • A Third Dogma of Empiricism.
  • 7.
  • Causal and Theoretical Explanation.
  • pt. I.
  • 8.
  • Why Ask, "Why?"?: An Inquiry Concerning Scientific Explanation.
  • 9.
  • Deductivism Visited and Revisited.
  • 10.
  • Explanatory Asymmetry: A Letter to Professor Adolf Grunbaum from His Friend and Colleague.
  • 11.
  • Van Fraassen on Explanation
  • Wesley C. Salmon and Philip Kitcher
  • pt. III.
  • Introductory Essays: Causality, Determinism, and Explanation.
  • Causality.
  • 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.
  • 1.
  • Causality without Counterfactuals.
  • 17.
  • Indeterminacy, Indeterminism, and Quantum Mechanics
  • pt. IV.
  • Concise Overviews.
  • 18.
  • Causality: Production and Propagation.
  • 19.
  • Scientific Explanation: How We Got from There to Here.
  • 20.
  • A New Look at Causality.
  • Scientific Explanation: Three Basic Conceptions
  • pt. V.
  • Applications to Other Disciplines: Archaeology and Anthropology, Astrophysics and Cosmology, and Physics.
  • 21.
  • Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation
  • Wesley C. Salmon and Merrilee H. Salmon.
  • 22.
  • Causality in Archaeological Explanation.
  • 23.
  • Explanation in Archaeology: An Update.
  • 2.
  • 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
  • Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Science.
  • 3.
  • Comets, Pollen, and Dreams: Some Reflections on Scientific Explanation.
Control code
35865511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages
Isbn
9780195108644
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96048651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Causality and explanation, Wesley C. Salmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification.
  • 5.
  • The Importance of Scientific Understanding
  • pt. II.
  • Scientific Explanation.
  • 6.
  • A Third Dogma of Empiricism.
  • 7.
  • Causal and Theoretical Explanation.
  • pt. I.
  • 8.
  • Why Ask, "Why?"?: An Inquiry Concerning Scientific Explanation.
  • 9.
  • Deductivism Visited and Revisited.
  • 10.
  • Explanatory Asymmetry: A Letter to Professor Adolf Grunbaum from His Friend and Colleague.
  • 11.
  • Van Fraassen on Explanation
  • Wesley C. Salmon and Philip Kitcher
  • pt. III.
  • Introductory Essays: Causality, Determinism, and Explanation.
  • Causality.
  • 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.
  • 1.
  • Causality without Counterfactuals.
  • 17.
  • Indeterminacy, Indeterminism, and Quantum Mechanics
  • pt. IV.
  • Concise Overviews.
  • 18.
  • Causality: Production and Propagation.
  • 19.
  • Scientific Explanation: How We Got from There to Here.
  • 20.
  • A New Look at Causality.
  • Scientific Explanation: Three Basic Conceptions
  • pt. V.
  • Applications to Other Disciplines: Archaeology and Anthropology, Astrophysics and Cosmology, and Physics.
  • 21.
  • Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation
  • Wesley C. Salmon and Merrilee H. Salmon.
  • 22.
  • Causality in Archaeological Explanation.
  • 23.
  • Explanation in Archaeology: An Update.
  • 2.
  • 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
  • Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Science.
  • 3.
  • Comets, Pollen, and Dreams: Some Reflections on Scientific Explanation.
Control code
35865511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages
Isbn
9780195108644
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96048651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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