The causal and unification approaches to explanation unified—causally

Noûs 38 (1):154–176 (2004)
The two major modern accounts of explanation are the causal and unification accounts. My aim in this paper is to provide a kind of unification of the causal and the unification accounts, by using the central technical apparatus of the unification account to solve a central problem faced by the causal account, namely, the problem of determining which parts of a causal network are explanatorily relevant to the occurrence of an explanandum. The end product of my investigation is a causal account of explanation that has many of the advantages of the unification account.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2004.00466.x
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