Philosophy of Science 65 (4):672-681 (1998)

Todd Jones
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daniel Steel argues that a causal theory of explanation can account for Ferguson's anthropological theory of Yanomami warfare but that a unification theory of explanation cannot. I argue that a unification theory can explain such an account, in a manner similar to Hempel's view of explanation in history. I go on to argue that the unification theory allows for different explanations of specific and general social circumstances
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A Reply to Jones.Daniel Steel - 1998 - Philosophy of Science 65 (4):682-687.

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