Explanation and Determination
The author of this dissertation proposes a new theory of explanation that combines ideas about interventions, deduction, and contrastive explanation.
- Victor Gijsbers
- 27 September 2011
The thesis also contains a refutation of unificationist theories; a series of arguments against inference to the best explanation; discussions of contrastive explanation and the role of indeterminism in explanation; and an analysis of the role of laws and causality in understanding.
Supervisors: prof.dr. B.G. Sundholm and dr. J.W. McAllister