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Preface List of contributors John Cornwell: Introduction 1: Peter Lipton: What good is an explanation? 2: Steven Weinberg: Can science explain everything? Can science explain anything? 3: Martin Rees: Explaining the universe 4: William C. Saslaw: Does physics rule the roost of scientific explanation? 5: John D. Barrow: Mathematical explanation 6: Peter Atkins: Ponderable matter: explanation in chemistry 7: Steven Rose: The biology of the future and the future of biology 8: David Hanke: Teleology: the explanation that bedevils biology 9: Colin McGinn: What is it not like to be a brain? 10: Tian Yu Cao: Ontology and scientific explanation 11: Jack Goody: From explanation to interpretation in social anthropology 12: Jon Turney: Passing it on: redescribing scientific explanation Index

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John Cornwell is an author and journalist, and Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is the editor of two previous collections, also published by OUP: Nature's Imagination (1994) and Consciousness and Human Identity (1998).

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`I recommend this book to all readers interested in philosophy and sociology of science.' Andrzej Stasiak, EMBO Reports

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