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Why metaphysicians do not explain

Brinck, Ingar LU ; Hermerén, Göran LU ; Persson, Johannes LU and Sahlin, Nils-Eric LU (2011)
Abstract
The paper discusses the concept of explanation in metaphysics. Different types of explanation are identified and explored. Scientific explanation is compared with (alleged) metaphysical explanation. The comparison illustrates the difficulties with applying the concept of explanation in metaphysics.
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metaphysics, explanation, Mulligan
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Philosophical papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan
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Reboul, Anne and
publisher
Université de Genève, Faculté des Lettres
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {The paper discusses the concept of explanation in metaphysics. Different types of explanation are identified and explored. Scientific explanation is compared with (alleged) metaphysical explanation. The comparison illustrates the difficulties with applying the concept of explanation in metaphysics.},
  author       = {Brinck, Ingar and Hermerén, Göran and Persson, Johannes and Sahlin, Nils-Eric},
  editor       = {Reboul, Anne},
  keyword      = {metaphysics,explanation,Mulligan},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Université de Genève, Faculté des Lettres},
  title        = {Why metaphysicians do not explain},
  year         = {2011},
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