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by Wesley C. Salmon

Author: Wesley C. Salmon
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 22, 1998)
Pages: 448 pages
Category: Other
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Wesley C. Salmon (August 9, 1925 – April 22, 2001) was an American philosopher of science renowned for his work on the nature of scientific explanation.

Wesley C. He also worked on confirmation theory, trying to explicate how probability theory via inductive logic might help confirm and choose hypotheses. Yet most prominently, Salmon was a realist about causality in scientific explanation, although his realist explanation of causality drew ample criticism.

Wesley Salmon is renowned for his seminal contributions to the philosophy of science. He has powerfully and permanently shaped discussion of such issues as lawlike and probabilistic explanation and the interrelation of explanatory notions to causal notions. This unique volume brings together twenty-six of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written over the period 1971-1995. Six of the essays have never been published before and many others have only appeared in obscure venues.

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Causality and Explanation. By (author) Wesley C. Salmon. Wesley Salmon is renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science. This is a valuable book, a most welcome addition to the literature on one of the key problems of philosophy of science, written by one of its most outstanding representatives. Maria Carla Galavotti, John Von Neumann The Foundations of Quantum Physics.

Wesley Charles Salmon (1925–2001) was a central figure in twentieth century philosophy of science

Wesley Charles Salmon (1925–2001) was a central figure in twentieth century philosophy of science. Working in the tradition of Hume, Salmon developed a sophisticated version of empiricism combining a genuinely probabilistic approach with realism about theoretical entities. Salmon’s views on all the topics he addressed continue to nurture fresh reflection and ongoing debate.

Wesley Salmon is renowned for his seminal contributions to the philosophy of science

Wesley Salmon is renowned for his seminal contributions to the philosophy of science.

Scientific Explanation: How We Got From There to Here 20. Scientific Explanation: Three Basic Conceptions Applications to Other Disciplines 21. Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation 22. Causality in Archaeological Explanation 23. Explanation in Archaeology: An Update 24. Formation of Why-Questions 25.

For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science. He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation.

Book's title: Causality and explanation Elektronische Ressource. Renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science, Salmon has collected in this volume 26 of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written between 1971-1995

Book's title: Causality and explanation Elektronische Ressource. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9780199833627, ebook 978-0-19-983362-7. Renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science, Salmon has collected in this volume 26 of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written between 1971-1995. Six of the essays are previously unpublished.

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For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science. He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation. This long-awaited volume collects twenty- six of Salmon's essays, including seven that have never before been published and others difficult to find. Part I comprises five introductory essays that presuppose no formal training in philosophy of science and form a background for subsequent essays. Parts II and III contain Salmon's seminal work on scientific explanation and causality. Part IV offers survey articles that feature advanced material but remain accessible to those outside philosophy of science. Essays in Part V address specific issues in particular scientific disciplines, namely, archaeology and anthropology, astrophysics and cosmology, and physics. Clear, compelling, and essential, this volume offers a superb introduction to philosophy of science for nonspecialists and belongs on the bookshelf of all who carry out work in this exciting field. Wesley Salmon is renowned for his seminal contributions to the philosophy of science. He has powerfully and permanently shaped discussion of such issues as lawlike and probabilistic explanation and the interrelation of explanatory notions to causal notions. This unique volume brings together twenty-six of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written over the period 1971-1995. Six of the essays have never been published before and many others have only appeared in obscure venues. The volume includes a section of accessible introductory pieces, as well as more advanced and technical pieces, and will make essential work in the philosophy of science readily available to both scholars and students.