On Explanations from Geometry of Motion

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 69 (1):253–273 (2018)
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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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