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The Nature of Scientific Explanation

The Nature of Scientific Explanation

Challenges contemporary empiricisms and other accounts of science that reduce it to description and prediction. Dougherty argues that a philosophy of science is but a part of one's overarching metaphysical outlook, itself painstakingly derived from considerations of nature, law, intelligibility, causality, and inference. This book critically examines several well-known philosophical positions from a time-transcending Aristotelian point of view. It defends an Aristotelian or "realist" interpretation of science, employing the textual Aristotle as commented upon and amplified through the centuries.

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Pages 142 pages
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addresses the problem of explanation in the social sciences in his A Realist Philosophy ofScience: Explanation and ... Scientific understanding occurs when causal analysis enables us to explain how patterns discerned amidst the flux of ...

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