Causality and Explanation [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):729-730 (2000)

Benjamin Bayer
Loyola University, New Orleans
In Causality and Explanation, Wesley Salmon has assembled two decades of his essays on scientific explanation and causality, many of which were previously unpublished or hard to find. Offering introductory essays for beginners in the philosophy of science, as well as advanced material on technical and applied topics, this collection traces the gradual development and modification of Salmon’s views. Throughout this development the central spirit of Salmon’s project shines through: to “put the ‘cause’ back in ‘because’”.
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