Scientific Explanation

Much of my work on scientific explanation describes a new causal account of explanation called the kairetic account, presented in Depth, to be published by Harvard University Press in 2008. The account is used to answer questions concerning, among other things, the role of idealization in explanation, the nature of causal claims (claims of the form "A was a cause of B"), and probabilistic explanation. See also causation.

My work also includes pieces on explanation that are independent of the kairetic account, concerning the explanatory significance of a probability's size, the unification account of explanation, and the explanatory role of representation and similar notions.

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Unpublished Papers