Why metaphysicians do not explain

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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.

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  • Medical Ethics
  • Philosophy

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  • metaphysics, explanation, Mulligan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophical papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan
EditorsAnne Reboul
PublisherUniversité de Genève, Faculté des Lettres
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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