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The Causal Mechanical and Unificationist Models of Explanation

James Woodward

in Making Things Happen

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195155273
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835089 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195155270.003.0008

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 						The Causal Mechanical and Unificationist Models of Explanation

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This chapter compares my model of causal explanation with two of the most prominent competing models in the philosophical literature: the causal mechanical model due to Salmon and the unificationist model due to Kitcher.

Keywords: Causal mechanical model; unificationist model

Chapter.  12576 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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