Marc Lange. The because of Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Philosophia Mathematica:nky004 (forthcoming)

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© The Authors [2018]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.comThis article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model...In his Moby Dick, Herman Melville writes that “to produce a mighty book you must choose a mighty theme”. Marc Lange’s Because Without Cause is definitely an impressive book that deals with a mighty theme, that of non-causal explanations in the empirical sciences and in mathematics. Blending a variety of insights originating within the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics, the book has an ambitious goal: capturing what features, in the many examples of putative explanations offered by mathematicians and scientists, make them genuinely explanatory.The architecture of Because Without Cause reflects its mighty character. The book is divided into four parts and eleven chapters, preceded by...
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What Makes a Scientific Explanation Distinctively Mathematical?Marc Lange - 2013 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (3):485-511.
What Are Mathematical Coincidences ?M. Lange - 2010 - Mind 119 (474):307-340.

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