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Published: 22 April 2004

266 Pages | 1 line drawing


ISBN: 9780198607786

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styles of explanation in science

Edited by John Cornwell

  • We all explain things every day, on topics ranging from the mundane to the universal - Explanations gives insights into the logic behind the sciences and philosophy
  • A stellar cast of contributors, including Martin Rees, John Barrow, Peter Atkins, and Steven Rose, has been brought together to discuss this fascinating question: what do we mean by explanation?
  • John Cornwell, a well-known author and journalist, and Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College Cambridge, unites the different viewpoints in a wide-ranging introductory overview of the subject
  • An interesting and pertinent topic, covered from a variety of angles, in accessible and engaging prose