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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.Expand
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Four decades of scientific explanation
As Aristotle stated, scientific explanation is based on deductive argument - yet, Wesley C. Salmon points out, not all deductive arguments are qualified explanations. The validity of the explanationExpand
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Causality and Explanation
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Wesley Salmon is renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science. Expand
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Knowledge in Flux
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The foundations of scientific inference
Not since Ernest Nagel s 1939 monograph on the theory of probability has there been a comprehensive elementary survey of the philosophical problems of probablity and induction. This is anExpand
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Causality without Counterfactuals
  • W. Salmon
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 June 1994
This paper presents a drastically revised version of the theory of causality, based on analyses of causal processes and causal interactions, advocated in Salmon (1984). Relying heavily on modifiedExpand
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Causality and Explanation: A Reply to Two Critiques
  • W. Salmon
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 September 1997
This paper discusses several distinct process theories of causality offered in recent years by Phil Dowe and me. It addresses problems concerning the explication of causal process, causalExpand
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Scientific Explanation: Three Basic Conceptions
  • W. Salmon
  • Psychology
  • PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the…
  • 1 January 1984
By contrasting three general conceptions of scientific explanation, this paper seeks to clarify the explanandum and to exhibit the fundamental philosophical issues involved in the project ofExpand
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Statistical explanation & statistical relevance
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In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance. Expand
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