Noûs 54 (4):945-955 (2020)

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Isaac Wilhelm
National University of Singapore
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According to Interventionism, explanations cite invariant relations which hold among multiple variables. Interventionism incorrectly implies, however, that many common scientific explanations—which cite single‐variable boundary constraints—are not actually explanatory. So I propose a different account of explanation, similar in spirit to Interventionism, which gets those cases of scientific explanation right.
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DOI 10.1111/nous.12303
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