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Product Description: Explaining phenomena is one of the main activities in which scientists engage. This book proposes a new philosophical theory of scientific explanation by developing and defending the position of explanatory pluralism with the help of the notion of 'explanatory games'...read more

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9781107128514 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 9, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Explaining phenomena is one of the main activities in which scientists engage.

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Product Description: Modes of Explanation is the first book in decades to attempt to bring these conflicting approaches together and to offer a compelling narrative to explore how the paradox of 'explanation' can converge.
By Abraham Graber (editor)

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9781137406453 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Modes of Explanation is the first book in decades to attempt to bring these conflicting approaches together and to offer a compelling narrative to explore how the paradox of 'explanation' can converge.

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Product Description: The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years. This book highlights some of the conceptual problems that still need to be solved and points out a number of fresh philosophical ideas to explore.
By Johannes Persson (editor) and Petri Ylikoski (editor)

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9781402055805 | Springer Verlag, April 3, 2007, cover price $239.00 | About this edition: The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years.

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9789400787087 | Springer Verlag, November 23, 2014, cover price $239.00 | About this edition: The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years.

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Product Description: Although the study of reasons plays an important role in both epistemology and moral philosophy, little attention has been devoted to the question of how, exactly, reasons interact to support the actions or conclusions they do. In this book, John F...read more

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9780199744077 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 25, 2012, cover price $73.00

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9780199396443 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2014), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Although the study of reasons plays an important role in both epistemology and moral philosophy, little attention has been devoted to the question of how, exactly, reasons interact to support the actions or conclusions they do.

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Product Description: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity...read more
By Ann Marie Lee (narrator)

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9781452649146, titled "This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 5, 2014), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity...read more
By Ann Marie Lee (narrator)

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9781452619149 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 5, 2014), cover price $42.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.
9781452669144 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 5, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: The purpose of this essay is to defend the deductive-nomological model of explanation against a number of criticisms that have been made of it. It has traditionally been thought that scientific explanations were causal and that scientific explanations involved deduction from laws...read more

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9789027718563 | D Reidel Pub Co, July 1, 1985, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The purpose of this essay is to defend the deductive-nomological model of explanation against a number of criticisms that have been made of it.

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9789401088183 | Springer Verlag, September 26, 2011, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The purpose of this essay is to defend the deductive-nomological model of explanation against a number of criticisms that have been made of it.

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Product Description: This second edition of David-Hillel Ruben's influential and highly acclaimed book on the philosophy of explanation has been revised and expanded, and the author has made substantial changes in light of the extensive reviews the first edition received...read more

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9781612050676 | 2 exp upd edition (Paradigm Pub, December 30, 2011), cover price $123.95 | About this edition: This second edition of David-Hillel Ruben's influential and highly acclaimed book on the philosophy of explanation has been revised and expanded, and the author has made substantial changes in light of the extensive reviews the first edition received.
9780415032698 | Routledge, November 1, 1990, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Offering a discussion of some of the main historical attempts to explain the concept of explanation, this book examines the works of Plato, Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, and Carl Hempel.

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9781612050683 | 2 upd exp edition (Paradigm Pub, August 31, 2012), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This second edition of David-Hillel Ruben's influential and highly acclaimed book on the philosophy of explanation has been revised and expanded, and the author has made substantial changes in light of the extensive reviews the first edition received.
9780415087650 | Routledge, November 1, 1992, cover price $44.95

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9780203169308 | Routledge, January 14, 2004, cover price $36.95

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Product Description: The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge   “Dazzling.” – Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor...read more

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9780670022755 | Viking Pr, July 21, 2011, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.

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9780143121350 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, May 29, 2012), cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge   “Dazzling.

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9780674031838 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 15, 2009, cover price $74.50

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9780674062573 | Harvard Univ Pr, September 30, 2011, cover price $33.00

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Product Description: This book provides a lucid survey of the major viewpoints in social psychology concerning people's self-awareness (or lack of it), their explanations of their own actions, and their cognitive illusions and self-misunderstandings. In this readable but scholarly review, John McClure examines the major approaches to social cognition developed in America and Europe, including orthodox models that draw on information-processing and behavioral concepts, and innovative approaches that draw on hermeneutic or interpretive models, discourse analysis, and, in particular, critical theory...read more

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9780521385329 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 1991, cover price $124.99 | About this edition: This book provides a lucid survey of the major viewpoints in social psychology concerning people's self-awareness (or lack of it), their explanations of their own actions, and their cognitive illusions and self-misunderstandings.

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9780521047500 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 14, 2007), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: This book provides a lucid survey of the major viewpoints in social psychology concerning people's self-awareness (or lack of it), their explanations of their own actions, and their cognitive illusions and self-misunderstandings.

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Product Description: First Science is the most general of sciences. It underlies all the sciences. Whilst some may claim that mathematical physics holds this position, this is not so. Here we show that mathematical physics cannot, in principle, explain the Arrow of Time (i...read more

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9781599429915 | 1 edition (Dissertation.Com, June 30, 2008), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: First Science is the most general of sciences.

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Product Description: Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them--a fascinating look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate, repair, rework, or terminate relations with others through the reasons they give...read more

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9780691125213 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 27, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Why?

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Product Description: This collection of original essays on the topics of causation and explanation offers readers a state-of-the-art view of current work in these areas. The book is notable for its interdisciplinary character, and the essays, by distinguished authors and important rising scholars, will be of interest to a wide readership, including philosophers, computer scientists, and economists...read more
By Joseph Keim Campbell (editor), Michael O'Rourke (editor) and Harry Silverstein (editor)

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9780262532907 | Bradford Books, July 1, 2007, cover price $8.75 | About this edition: This collection of original essays on the topics of causation and explanation offers readers a state-of-the-art view of current work in these areas.

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Product Description: This collection of original essays on the topics of causation and explanation offers readers a state-of-the-art view of current work in these areas. The book is notable for its interdisciplinary character, and the essays, by distinguished authors and important rising scholars, will be of interest to a wide readership, including philosophers, computer scientists, and economists...read more
By Joseph Keim Campbell (editor), Michael O'Rourke (editor) and Harry Silverstein (editor)

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9780262033633 | Bradford Books, July 1, 2007, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This collection of original essays on the topics of causation and explanation offers readers a state-of-the-art view of current work in these areas.

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Aimed at students and scholars, this work presents an introduction of political science. It makes an argument about the useful first cut into explanations of action. It illustrates the map with reference to political examples and a range of political science literature.

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9780199286676 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 18, 2007, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: To venture into explanation of political action we need some map of our basic options: what kinds of explanations are out there?

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9780199286683 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, June 14, 2007, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Aimed at students and scholars, this work presents an introduction of political science.

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Product Description: In Making Things Happen, James Woodward develops a new and ambitious comprehensive theory of causation and explanation that draws on literature from a variety of disciplines and which applies to a wide variety of claims in science and everyday life...read more

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9780195155273 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 4, 2003, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Woodward's long awaited book is an attempt to construct a comprehensive account of causation explanation that applies to a wide variety of causal and explanatory claims in different areas of science and everyday life.

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9780195189537 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 27, 2005, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: In Making Things Happen, James Woodward develops a new and ambitious comprehensive theory of causation and explanation that draws on literature from a variety of disciplines and which applies to a wide variety of claims in science and everyday life.

Product Description: Dr. Whitaker's book represents a highly important contribution to philosophical scholarship. It is not only a sustained analysis of the metaphysical questions of existence and the world, it is also a thorough analysis of the important theories of explanation over the past century and an overview and generalized theory of the essential nature of all types of rational explanation (including convincing resolutions of traditional problems of induction and free will)...read more

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9780773464063 | Edwin Mellen Pr, June 1, 2004, cover price $139.95 | About this edition: Dr.

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Product Description: Our lives, states of health, relationships, behavior, 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...read more
By John Cornwell (editor)

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9780198607786 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, June 17, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Our lives, states of health, relationships, behavior, 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.

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In an objective scientific analysis, an astronomer speculates on the possiblitiy of UFOs, analyzes the scientific concepts behind interstellar travel, and discusses the technology and theoretical principles required to make them possible. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780312300715, titled "The Science of Ufos: What If They're Real?" | Reprint edition (Griffin, July 1, 2002), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: An astronomer speculates on the possibility of UFOs and discusses the technology and theoretical principles required to make them possible.
9780312288365 | Reprint edition (Griffin, August 13, 1957), cover price $7.79

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9780415249553 | New rev edition (Routledge, November 1, 2001), cover price $42.95

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Product Description: This book is one of a set of eight innovative yet practical resource books for teachers, focussing on the classroom and covering vital skills for primary and secondary teachers. The books are strongly influenced by the findings of numerous research projects during which hundreds of teachers were observed at work...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780415249560 | Revised edition (Routledge, November 1, 2001), cover price $42.95 | About this edition: This book is one of a set of eight innovative yet practical resource books for teachers, focussing on the classroom and covering vital skills for primary and secondary teachers.

In an objective scientific analysis, an astronomer speculates on the possiblitiy of UFOs and discusses the technology and theoretical principles required to make them possible. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780312262259 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, February 1, 2001), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: An astronomer speculates on the possibility of UFOs and discusses the technology and theoretical principles required to make them possible.

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Product Description: Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780815339649 | Routledge, February 1, 2001, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies.

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