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The Chances of Explanation


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*FrontMatter, pg. i*CONTENTS, pg. vii*PREFACE, pg. ix*CHAPTER ONE. Traditional Causation, pg. 3*CHAPTER TWO. Probabilistic Causation, pg. 22*CHAPTER THREE. Cause and Chance, pg. 61*CHAPTER FOUR. Scientific Explanations, pg. 98*APPENDIX ONE. Covariance Measures, pg. 143*APPENDIX TWO. Extension of the Basic Quantitative Theory, pg. 145*APPENDIX THREE. Transitivity and Negative Links, pg. 153*REFERENCES, pg. 158*INDEX, pg. 167


"A careful and sophisticated attempt to explicate the notion of explanation, especially in the probabilistic or statistical context."--Lawrence Sklar, The American Scientist

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