Thinking about mechanisms

Philosophy Of Science 67 (1):1-25 (2000)
Abstract
The concept of mechanism is analyzed in terms of entities and activities, organized such that they are productive of regular changes. Examples show how mechanisms work in neurobiology and molecular biology. Thinking in terms of mechanisms provides a new framework for addressing many traditional philosophical issues: causality, laws, explanation, reduction, and scientific change
Keywords Causation  Mechanism  Physics  Science
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