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On Explanations from 'Geometry of Motion'

Saatsi, Juha (2015) On Explanations from 'Geometry of Motion'. [Preprint]

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This paper examines explanations that turn on non-local geometrical facts about the space of possible configurations a system can occupy. I argue that it makes sense to contrast such explanations from “geometry of motion” with causal explanations. I also explore how my analysis of these explanations cuts across the distinction between kinematics and dynamics.

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Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: Forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Keywords: Geometrical explanation; Non-causal explanation; Woodward
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 13:45
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 13:45
Item ID: 11494
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Date: 1 April 2015

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