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This volume distinguishes between two main traditions in the philosophy of science - the aristotelian, with its stress on explanation in terms of purpose and intentionality, and the galilean, which takes causal explanation as primary. It then traces the complex history of these competing traditions as they are manifested in such movements as positivism, idealism, Marxism and contemporary linguistic analysis. Hempels's theory of scientific explanation, the claims of cybernetics the rise of an analytic philosophy of action and the revival of hermenuetics are all discussed. The volume also deals with causal explanation, intentionality and teleological explanation, and explanation in history and the social sciences. The author concludes that explanation of human actions cannot be reduced to simple causality, and discusses the implications of this conclusion for the disciplines of history and sociology.
About the Author: The late G. H. von Wright, who succeeded Wittgenstein in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and served as one of three executors of the Wittgenstein estate, was a visiting professor at Cornell University from 1965 to 1977 and finished his career at the University of Helsinki. His many books include The Varieties of Goodness, Norm and Action, The Logic of Preference, and Freedom and Determination.
Title: Explanation and Understanding (Isbn: ...
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Cornell Univ Pr, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_214801140
Book Description Cornell Univ Pr, 1971. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0801406447-2-4
Book Description Cornell, 1971. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine. 230 pp. Seller Inventory # 413606
Book Description Cornell Univ Pr, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0801406447 Hardcover in dust jacket, minor wear and rubbing to jacket, jacket flap price clipped, underlining and notes on a few pages, solid binding and bright pages, a nice vintage copy!. Seller Inventory # 252627
Book Description Cornell Univ Pr, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Print. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has 1/4" chips on spine ends, some yellowing of white background. Seller Inventory # 132681
Book Description Cornell University Press, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0801406447
Book Description Cornell Univ Pr, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1971. Very good in a price clipped dust jacket. Different cover than pictured. The dj is protected in a mylar sleeve. Name in ink on the front free endpaper otherwise the text is clean and tight. Seller Inventory # BOOK2-021915003
Book Description Cornell University Press, 1971. Hardcover. 230pp. Small ink signature and slight discoloration on the foredge else very good clean sound condition in a very good but slightly faded dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 200806
Book Description Cornell U.P., Ithaca, NY, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. (full book description) Cornell U.P., Ithaca, NY, 1971. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 230pgs(Index). 1/2" DJ tear top front edge, 3/8" chips & nicks bottom front edge, 1/4" DJ tear top rear edge, ink owner name, date inside front cover, 1 ink check mark on last Index page, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Text and book covers in Fine Like New condition. ISBN 0801406447 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY234745I
Book Description Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. First edition, 1971, hardcover with gray cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 230pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with mild wear to corners and spine ends, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ good with edgewear that includes a few small tears, toning and soil, front flap price-clipped. Seller Inventory # B37646