Bunge HOW DOES IT WORK ? How Does It Work ? The Search for Explanatory Mechanisms

  title={Bunge HOW DOES IT WORK ? How Does It Work ? The Search for Explanatory Mechanisms},
  author={Mario Bunge},
This article addresses the following problems: What is a mechanism, how can it be discovered, and what is the role of the knowledge of mechanisms in scientific explanation and technological control? The proposed answers are these. A mechanism is one of the processes in a concrete system that makes it what it is — for example, metabolism in cells, interneuronal connections in brains, work in factories and offices, research in laboratories, and litigation in courts of law. Because mechanisms are… CONTINUE READING
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