Oxford, England: Oxford University Press USA (2016)

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Marc Lange
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Not all scientific explanations work by describing causal connections between events or the world's overall causal structure. In addition, mathematicians regard some proofs as explaining why the theorems being proved do in fact hold. This book proposes new philosophical accounts of many kinds of non-causal explanations in science and mathematics.
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