A Contextualized Approach to Biological Explanation
Boniolo (Giovanni)
Source: Philosophy - 80, Apr2005, Issue 312, p219-247, 29p
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    In the paper, starting from a slightly modified version of van Fraassen's pragmatic approach to explanation, I will propose a pragmatical meta-model for the different biological explanatory models. That is, I will offer a pragmatic point of view to rule different explanatory models in function of the biological context from which the given biologist explains.

    (???):Focuses on the search for contextualized approach to rule the different biological explanation models. Use of preliminary assumptions; Classification of pragmatic meta-model as absolute; Application of causality1 in biological interaction.

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