Single Idea 13929

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / g. Causal explanations]

Full Idea

Natural explanations work by showing the systematic causal interconnections between things.

Gist of Idea

Natural explanations give the causal interconnections


Sally Haslanger (Persistence, Change and Explanation [1989], 7)

Book Reference

'Persistence: contemporary readings', ed/tr. Haslanger,S/|Kurtz,RM [MIT 2006], p.177

A Reaction

On the whole I love this sort of idea, but I am wondering if this one prevents mathematical or logical explanations from being natural.