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Mechanistic and topological explanations: an introduction

Kostic, Daniel (2016) Mechanistic and topological explanations: an introduction. Synthese. ISSN 1573-0964

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Abstract

In the last twenty years or so, since the publication of a seminal paper by Watts and Storgatz (1998), an interest in topological explanations has spread like a wild fire over many areas of science, e.g. ecology, evolutionary biology, medicine, and cognitive neuroscience.
The aim of this special issue is to discuss the relationship between mechanistic and topological approaches to explanation and their prospects.


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Kostic, Danieldaniel.kostic@gmail.com
Keywords: Mechanistic explanation; topological explanation.
Depositing User: Rr. Daniel Kostic
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 13:57
Item ID: 12537
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
Publisher: Springer (Springer Science+Business Media B.V.)
Date: 24 October 2016
ISSN: 1573-0964
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12537

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