Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 November 2016

512 Pages | 56

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190269487

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Because Without Cause

Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Marc Lange

Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Proposes philosophical accounts of many kinds of non-causal explanations in science and mathematics
  • Presents an original account of explanations by constraint, concentrating on a variety of examples from classical physics and special relativity
  • Offers original accounts of several other varieties of non-causal scientific explanation
  • Provides an original account of what makes certain mathematical proofs but not others explain what they prove