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Explanatory Pluralism (Hardcover) (C. Mantzavinos)

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"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'. Mantzavinos provides a descriptive account of the explanatory activity of scientists in different domains and shows how they differ from commonsensical explanations offered in everyday life by ordinary people and also from explanations offered in religious contexts. He also shows how an evaluation and a critical appraisal of explanations put forward in different social arenas can take place on the basis of different values. Explanatory Pluralism provides solutions to all important descriptive and normative problems of the philosophical theory of explanation as illustrated in sophisticated case studies from economics and medicine, but also from mythology and religion"--
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: C. Mantzavinos
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51047172
UPC: 9781107128514
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-8561
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