Causation, coherence, and concepts : a collection of essays / Wolfgang Spohn.
- [Dordrecht] : Springer, c2009.
- Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 256
xvi, 386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Ordinal conditional functions: a dynamic theory of epistemic states
Direct and indirect causes
Causation: an alternative
Bayesian nets are all there is to causal dependence
Causal laws are objectifications of inductive schemes
Laws, ceteris paribus conditions, and the dynamics of belief
Enumerative induction and lawlikeness
Chance and necessity: from Humean supervenience to Humean projection
A reason for explanation: explanations provide stable reasons
Two coherence principles
How to understand the foundations of empirical belief in a coherentist way
A priori reasons: a fresh look at disposition predicates
The character of color terms: a materialist view
Concepts are beliefs about essences
The intentional versus the propositional structure of contents.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- 9781402054730 (hbk.)
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