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This essay examines the relation between causation and causal explanation. It distinguishes two prominent roles that causes play within the sciences. On the one hand, causes may work as metaphysical posits. On the other hand, causes may be conceived as explanatory postulates , theoretical hypotheses lacking any substantial ontological commitment. This unduly neglected distinction provides the conceptual resources to revisit longstanding philosophical issues, such as overdetermination and causal pluralism.

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The scientific image. Oxford: Clarendon. Download references. The author would like to express deep gratitude to Bill Anderson, Andrea Borghini, Mika Smith, and two anonymous referees for constructive comments on various drafts of this essay.

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Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World

Sign in Create an account. Syntax Advanced Search. Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World. Wesley C. Princeton University Press The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science.

The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science. Wesley C. Salmon describes three fundamental conceptions of scientific explanation--the epistemic, modal, and ontic. He argues that the prevailing view a version of the epistemic conception is untenable and that the modal conception is scientifically out-dated. Professor Salmon's theory furnishes a robust argument for scientific realism akin to the argument that convinced twentieth-century physical scientists of the existence of atoms and molecules. To do justice to such notions as irreducibly statistical laws and statistical explanation, he offers a novel account of physical randomness. Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World.

The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science. Wesley C. Salmon describes three fundamental conceptions of scientific explanation--the epistemic, modal, and ontic. He argues that the prevailing view a version of the epistemic conception is untenable and that the modal conception is scientifically out-dated. Professor Salmon's theory furnishes a robust argument for scientific realism akin to the argument that convinced twentieth-century physical scientists of the existence of atoms and molecules. To do justice to such notions as irreducibly statistical laws and statistical explanation, he offers a novel account of physical randomness. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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