Causation, Unification, and the Adequacy of Explanations of Facts

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Published 17-03-2010
Erik Weber Jeroen van Bouwel

Abstract

Pluralism with respect to the structure of explanations of facts is not uncommon. The pluralism which Salmon and others have defended is compatible with several positions about the exact re-lation between these two types of explanations. We distinguish four such positions, and argue in favour of one of them. We also compare our results with the views of some authors who have recently written on this subject.

How to Cite

Weber, E., & van Bouwel, J. (2010). Causation, Unification, and the Adequacy of Explanations of Facts. THEORIA, 24(3), 301–320. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.698
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Keywords

causal explanation, explanatory pluralism, unification

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