The Concept of Explanation

Edited by: Bartosz Brozek, Michael Heller, Mateusz Hohol

The Concept of Explanation contains a collection of essays devoted to the problem of explanation in various disciplines of science and humanities, namely mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, economics, as well as theology. The issues covered include such topics as: the interplay between explanation and understanding * the problem of a priori explanation * the limits of causal explanations in physics * the application of mathematics in biology * the relationship between proof and explanation in mathematics * the use of mechanistic framework in neuroscience viewed from the perspective of philosophy of science. Moreover, various methodological controversies related to science and humanities are considered. *** Librarians: ebook available [Subject: Philosophy of Science]

Publication Date: 5/19/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788378862048