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Kaiser, Marie I.

Explanation in the Special Sciences

Kaiser, Marie I. - Explanation in the Special Sciences, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Points of Contact Between Biology and History
Marie I. Kaiser, Daniel Plenge

Part I. General Issues on Explanation

2. The Ontic Account of Scientific Explanation
Carl F. Craver

Part II. Explanation in the Biological Sciences

3. Causal Graphs and Biological Mechanisms
Alexander Gebharter, Marie I. Kaiser

4. Semiotic Explanation in the Biological Sciences
Ulrich Krohs

5. Mechanisms, Patho-Mechanisms, and the Explanation of Disease in Scientifically Based Clinical Medicine
G. Müller-Strahl

6. The Generalizations of Biology: Historical and Contingent?
Alexander Reutlinger

7. Evolutionary Explanations and the Role of Mechanisms
Gerhard Schurz

Part III. Explanation in the Historical Sciences

8. Explaining Roman History: A Case Study
Stephan Berry

9. Causal Explanation and Historical Meaning: How to Solve the Problem of the Specific Historical Relation Between Events
Doris Gerber

10. Do Historians Study the Mechanisms of History? A Sketch
Daniel Plenge

11. Philosophy of History: Metaphysics and Epistemology
Oliver R. Scholz

12. Causal Explanations of Historical Trends
Derek D. Turner

Part IV. Bridging the Two Disciplines

13. Aspects of Human Historiographic Explanation: A View from the Philosophy of Science
Stuart Glennan

14. History and the Sciences
Philip Kitcher, Daniel Immerwahr

15. Explanation and Intervention in Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Daniel Steel

16. Biology and Natural History: What Makes the Difference?
Aviezer Tucker

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, History of Science, Philosophy of Science

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
2014
Series
Synthese Library
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400775633

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