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Are There Non-Causal Explanations (of Particular Events)?

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dc.contributor.author Skow, Bradford
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T18:36:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-05T18:36:18Z
dc.date.issued
dc.identifier.issn 0007-0882
dc.identifier.issn 1464-3537
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73660
dc.description.abstract Philosophers have proposed many alleged examples of non-causal explanations of particular events. I discuss several well-known examples and argue that they fail to be non-causal. 1. Questions 2. Preliminaries 3. Explanations that Cite Causally Inert Entities 4. Explanations that Merely Cite Laws, I 5. Stellar Collapse 6. Explanations that Merely Cite Laws, II 7. A Final Example 8. Conclusion en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ en_US
dc.source MIT web domain en_US
dc.title Are There Non-Causal Explanations (of Particular Events)? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Skow, Bradford. "Are There Non-Causal Explanations (of Particular Events)?" Forthcoming in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Skow, Bradford
dc.relation.journal Forthcoming in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US


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