How General Do Theories of Explanation Have to Be?

Abstract

Theories of explanation seek to tell us what distinctively explanatory information is. The most ambitious ones, such as the DN-account, seek to tell us what an explanation is, tout court. Less ambitious ones, such as causal theories, restrict themselves to a particular domain of inquiry. The least ambitious theories constitute outright skepticism, holding… (More)

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@inproceedings{Nickel2008HowGD, title={How General Do Theories of Explanation Have to Be?}, author={Bernhard Nickel}, year={2008} }