Causation and Explanation (Central Problems of Philosophy)

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This text introduces the major philosophical debates surrounding the concepts of causation and explanation. In particular, it explores the connections between the two concepts and the role of causation in explanation. What is the nature of causation? Is it a relation between events? Or is it a process? Is it an observable relation? Explanation has typically been thought of as a kind of argument but do they have to be so? If not, then what are they?

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Stathis Psillos is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Athens.

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"There is no better introduction to the issues than this, and it will certainly become a standard course text and reference work. Psillos is to be congratulated for writing an exellent book." - Metascience "A valuable text for anyone embarking on serious study of the subject matter of causation, laws and explanation." - International Journal of Philosophical Studies "Psillos has full command of the literature and explains the links between the issues masterfully. He gets involved with topics of current controversy and is prepared to take sides but does so with an eye to introducing readers to the central issues and explaining the subject to non-experts." - David Papineau, King's College London

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