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  1. Explanations: styles of explanation in science
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  2. Explanations: styles of explanation in science

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Our lives, states of health, relationships, behaviour, experiences of the natural world, and the technologies that shape our contemporary existence are subject to a superfluity of competing, multi-faceted and sometimes incompatible explanations. Widespread confusion about the nature of 'explanation' and its scope and limits pervades popular exposition of the natural sciences, popular history and philosophy of science. This fascinating and intriguing book explores the
way explanations work, why they vary between disciplines, periods, and cultures, and whether they have any necessary boundaries. In other words, Explanations aims to achieve a better understanding of explanation, both within the sciences and the humanities. It features contributions from expert
writers from a wide range of disciplines, including science, philosophy, mathematics, and social anthropology.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Kindle Edition
Edition
1
EISBN
9780191647437
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
OUP Oxford
Manufacturer
OUP Oxford
NumberOfPages
255
PublicationDate
2004-04-22
Publisher
OUP Oxford
ReleaseDate
2004-04-22
Studio
OUP Oxford
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Well, I bought this book because I'm mentioned in John Barrow's contribution, but I've found it very very interesting - like for instance the discussion of ``acids'' and ``bases'' from the old Arrhenius characterization down to the Lewis' 1915 definition and onwards.

And - I now thing I know a bit more about what explanations are, and what they are for...

Francisco Antonio Doria
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