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Explanation Beyond Causation
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Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi: Introduction: Scientific Explanation Beyond Causation Part I: General Approaches 1: Marc Lange: Because without Cause: Scientific Explanation by Constraint 2: Christopher Pincock: Accommodating Explanatory Pluralism 3: Angela Potochnik: Eight Other Questions about Explanation 4: Alexander Reutlinger: Extending the Counterfactual Theory of Explanation 5: Michael Strevens: The Mathematical Route to Causal Understanding 6: James Woodward: Some Varieties of Non-Causal Explanation Part II: Case Studies from the Sciences 7: Alisa Bokulich: Searching for Non-Causal Explanations in the Sea of Causes 8: Mazviita Chirimuuta: Efficient Coding Explanation in Neuroscience 9: Steven French and Juha Saatsi: Symmetries and Explanatory Dependencies in Physics 10: Margaret Morrison: The Non-Causal Character of Renormalization Group Explanations Part III: Beyond the Sciences 11: Mark Colyvan, John Cusbert, and Kelvin McQueen: Two Flavours of Mathematical Explanation 12: Lina Jansson: When Are Structural Equation Models Apt? Causation versus Grounding

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Alexander Reutlinger is Assistant Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy). He works on topics in philosophy of science and neighboring areas of epistemology and metaphysics (including topics such as explanation, causation, probabilities, ceteris paribus laws, idealizations, reduction, and models). Juha Saatsi is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Leeds. He is co-editor of The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Science (2014) and of The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity (OUP 2006).

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