Explanatory Depth

Philosophy of Science 77 (2):273-294 (2010)
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Brad Weslake
New York University, Shanghai
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I defend an account of explanatory depth according to which explanations in the non-fundamental sciences can be deeper than explanations in fundamental physics.
Keywords Explanation  Scientific Explanation  Explanatory Depth  Deductive-Nomological Theory of Explanation  Invariance  Abstraction  Special Sciences  Woodward and Hitchcock  Jackson and Pettit  Strevens
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DOI 10.1086/651316
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