Causality and Explanation
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 volume collects twenty-six of Salmon's essays, including seven that have never before been published and others difficult to find.
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Causality Determinism and Explanation
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