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Achinstein (Peter) Explanation v. Prediction: Which Carries More Weight? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Curd & Cover - Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues No
Ayer (A.J.) Facts and Explanations Paper - By Subtopic Ayer - The Central Questions of Philosophy, 1973 No
Ayer (A.J.) The Central Questions of Philosophy Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Ayer (A.J.) - The Central Questions of Philosophy No
Baker (Alan) Are there Genuine Mathematical Explanations of Physical Phenomena? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 114, Number 454, April 2005, pp. 223-238(16) No
Baker (Peter) An Explanation of How Brains Think Book - By Subtopic Baker (Peter) - An Explanation of How Brains Think No
Barrow (John) Theories of Everything - The Quest for Ultimate Explanation Book - By Subtopic Barrow (John) - Theories of Everything - The Quest for Ultimate Explanation No
Batens (Diderik) Do We Need a Hierarchical Model of Science? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Boden (Margaret), Ed. The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Boden (Margaret), Ed. - The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence No
Boyd (Richard) Constructivism, Realism, and Philosophical Method Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Brook (Andrew) & Ross (Don) Daniel Dennett Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Brook (Andrew) & Ross (Don) - Daniel Dennett No
Carnap (Rudolf) The Value of Laws: Explanation and Prediction Paper - By Subtopic Curd & Cover - Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues No
Carruthers (Peter) Consciousness: Explaining the Phenomena Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Walsh - Naturalism, Evolution and the Mind No
Carruthers (Peter) Human Knowledge and Human Nature: A new introduction to an ancient debate Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Carruthers (Peter) Knowledge By Best Explanation Paper - Cited Carruthers - Human Knowledge and Human Nature No
Cartwright (Nancy) Aristotelian Natures and the Modern Experimental Method Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Chalmers (David) Can Consciousness be Reductively Explained? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Chalmers - The Conscious Mind, 1996, Chapter 3 No
Chalmers (David) Supervenience and Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Chalmers - The Conscious Mind, 1996, Chapter 2 No
Chalmers (David) The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Chalmers (David) - The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory 0%
Chomsky (Noam) Language and Interpretation: Philosophical Reflections and Empirical Inquiry Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Chomsky - New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind, Chapter 3 No
Chomsky (Noam) New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Chomsky (Noam) - New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind 7%
Churchland (Paul) & Churchland (Patricia) On the Nature of Explanation: William Lycan Paper - By Subtopic McCauley - The Churchlands and Their Critics No
Clark (Andy) Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Boden - The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence - Oxford Readings No
Curd (Martin) & Cover (J.A.) Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Curd (Martin) & Cover (J.A.) - Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues 0%
Davis (Philip) & Hersh (Reuben) Descartes' Dream - the World According to Mathematics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Davis (Philip) & Hersh (Reuben) - Descartes' Dream - the World According to Mathematics 1%
Davis (Philip) & Hersh (Reuben) Descartes' Dream - the World According to Mathematics Paper - By Subtopic Davis & Hersh - Descartes' Dream - the World According to Mathematics 2%
Earman (John) Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations: Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations Yes
Earman (John), Ed. Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations 4%
Field (Hartry) Physicalism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Fodor (Jerry) Representations - Philosophical Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Fodor (Jerry) - Representations - Philosophical Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science No
Fodor (Jerry) The Appeal to Tacit Knowledge in Psychological Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Fodor - Representations - Philosophical Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science No
Friedman (Michael) Philosophy and the Exact Sciences: Logical Positivism as a Case Study Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Ginet (Carl) Reasons Explanation of Action: An Incompatibilist Account Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mele - The Philosophy of Action - Oxford Readings No
Glymour (Clark) & Kelly (Kevin) Thoroughly Modern Meno Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Grandy (Richard) Theories of Theories: A View from Cognitive Science Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Greeno (James) Explanation and Information Paper - By Subtopic Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey & Greeno - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: 2019+ Paper - Referencing Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon Yes
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: A-B (& General) Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 100%
Harman (Gilbert) The Inference to the Best Explanation Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Review 74.1 (Jan 1965), pp. 88-95 Yes
Haslanger (Sally) Persistence, Change, and Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne) - Persistence : Contemporary Readings No
Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne), Eds. Persistence : Contemporary Readings Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne), Eds. - Persistence : Contemporary Readings 30%
Hempel (Carl) Aspects of Scientific Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Hempel - Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science No
Hempel (Carl) Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science Book - By Subtopic Hempel (Carl) - Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science 4%
Hempel (Carl) Inductive-Statistical Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Curd & Cover - Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues No
Hempel (Carl) Laws and Their Role in Scientific Explanation Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Hempel - Philosophy of Natural Science, 1966, Chapter 5 Yes
Hempel (Carl) Philosophy of Natural Science Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Hempel (Carl) - Philosophy of Natural Science Yes
Hempel (Carl) Studies in the Logic of Explanation (inc. Postscript, 1964) Paper - By Subtopic Hempel - Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science No
Hempel (Carl) Theories and Theoretical Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Hempel - Philosophy of Natural Science, 1966, Chapter 6 Yes
Hempel (Carl) Two Basic Types of Scientific Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Curd & Cover - Philosophy of Science - The Central Issues No
Hintikka (Jaakko) The Concept of Induction in the Light of the Interrogative Approach to Inquiry Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Horgan (Terence) & Tienson (John) Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Horgan (Terence) & Tienson (John) - Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology 15%
Horgan (Terence) & Tienson (John) Soft Laws and Psychological Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Horgan & Tienson - Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology, 1996, Chapter 8 No
Hornsby (Jennifer) Agency and Causal Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Mele - The Philosophy of Action - Oxford Readings No
Hornsby (Jennifer) Mind, Causation and Explanation - Introduction: Personal and Subpersonal Levels Paper - By Subtopic Hornsby - Simple Mindedness Yes
Hornsby (Jennifer) Simple Mindedness: In Defense of Naïve Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Hornsby (Jennifer) - Simple Mindedness: In Defense of Naïve Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mind Yes
Jeffrey (Richard) Statistical Explanation vs. Statistical Inference Paper - By Subtopic Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey & Greeno - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Kim (Jaegwon) Mechanism, Purpose, and Explanatory Exclusion Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Kim - Supervenience and Mind No
Kim (Jaegwon) Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Kim (Jaegwon) - Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays 6%
Kment (Boris) Counterfactuals and Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind, 115, Number 458, April 2006, pp. 261-310(50) No
LePoidevin (Robin) Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract LePoidevin (Robin) - Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion 11%
LePoidevin (Robin) Could the Universe Have an Explanation? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract LePoidevin - Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, 1996, Chapter 3 17%
Levine (Joseph) Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Levine (Joseph) - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness 12%
Levine (Joseph) The Explanatory Gap: 'Actin' Funny, but I Don't Know Why' Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Levine - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness, 2001, Chapter 3 7%
Lewis (David) Causal Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Lewis - Philosophical Papers Volume II, Part 6: Causation, Chapter 22 No
Lewis (David) Philosophical Papers Volume II Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Lewis (David) - Philosophical Papers Volume II 15%
Lipton (Peter) Inference to the Best Explanation Book - By Subtopic Lipton (Peter) - Inference to the Best Explanation No
Lipton (Peter) Inference to the Best Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Lipton - Inference to the Best Explanation No
Lipton (Peter) Theory, Evidence & Explanation Book - By Subtopic Lipton (Peter) - Theory, Evidence & Explanation No
Lipton (Peter) Theory, Evidence & Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Lipton (Peter) - Theory, Evidence & Explanation No
Lycan (William) Paul Churchland's PDP Approach to Explanation Paper - By Subtopic McCauley - The Churchlands and Their Critics No
MacIntyre (Alasdair) After Virtue Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) MacIntyre (Alasdair) - After Virtue 5%
MacIntyre (Alasdair) 'Fact', Explanation and Expertise Paper - By Subtopic MacIntyre - After Virtue, 1981, Chapter 7 No
Martin (Michael G.F.), Ed. Mind - 114/454 (April 2005) Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Martin (Michael G.F.), Ed. - Mind - 114/454 (April 2005) No
Massey (Barbara D.) & Massey (Gerald J.) Genetic Inference: A Reconsideration of David Hume's Empiricism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Matthews (Robert) Can Connectionists Explain Systematicity? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Mind and Language, Volume 12, Issue 2, June 1997, pp. 154–177 No
McCauley (Robert), Ed. The Churchlands and Their Critics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) McCauley (Robert), Ed. - The Churchlands and Their Critics No
Mele (Alfred), Ed. The Philosophy of Action: Oxford Readings in Philosophy Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Mele (Alfred), Ed. - The Philosophy of Action: Oxford Readings in Philosophy No
Milligan (David) Reasoning and the Explanation of Actions Book - By Subtopic Milligan (David) - Reasoning and the Explanation of Actions No
Nagel (Ernest) Issues in the Logic of Reductive Explanations Paper - By Subtopic Nagel (Ernest) - Teleology Revisited No
Nagel (Ernest) Teleology Revisited Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Nagel (Ernest) - Teleology Revisited 1%
Nagel (Ernest) Teleology Revisited: B. Functional Explanations in Biology Paper - By Subtopic Nagel (Ernest) - Teleology Revisited No
Nozick (Robert) Philosophical Explanations Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Nozick (Robert) - Philosophical Explanations 2%
Nozick (Robert) Philosophical Explanations: Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Nozick - Philosophical Explanations 71%
Perry (John) & Israel (David) Fodor and Psychological Explanations Paper - By Subtopic John Perry, The Problem of the Essential Indexical and Other Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.] No
Pietroski (Paul) Causing Actions Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Pietroski (Paul) - Causing Actions 1%
Pietroski (Paul) From Explanation to Causation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Pietroski - Causing Actions, 2000, Chapter 3 No
Putnam (Hilary) Why Functionalism Didn't Work Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Rosenthal (David) Psychological Explanation: Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Rosenthal - The Nature of Mind, 1991 No
Rosenthal (David), Ed. The Nature of Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Rosenthal (David), Ed. - The Nature of Mind 6%
Ross (Don) Dennettian Behavioral Explanations and the Roles of the Social Sciences Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Brook & Ross - Daniel Dennett (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series), 2002 No
Ruben (David-Hillel) Explaining Explanation Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Ruben (David-Hillel) - Explaining Explanation 2%
Ruben (David-Hillel) Explaining Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Ruben - Explaining Explanation 5%
Ruben (David-Hillel) Explanation Book - By Subtopic Ruben (David-Hillel) - Explanation No
Ruben (David-Hillel) Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Ruben - Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Causal and Theoretical Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Causality and Explanation Book - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Salmon (Wesley) - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Causality and Explanation: Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Scientific Explanation: How We Got From There To Here Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Scientific Explanation: Three Basic Conceptions Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) Statistical Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey & Greeno - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Salmon (Wesley) Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance: Postscript Paper - By Subtopic Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey & Greeno - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Salmon (Wesley) Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance: Preface & Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey & Greeno - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Salmon (Wesley) Why Ask, 'Why?'?: An Inquiry Concerning Scientific Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley) & Salmon (Merrilee) Alternative Models of Scientific Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Salmon - Causality and Explanation No
Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey (Richard) & Greeno (James) Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Salmon (Wesley), Jeffrey (Richard) & Greeno (James) - Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance No
Skow (Bradford) Are There Genuine Physical Explanations of Mathematical Phenomena? Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Forthcoming in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science with the appendices removed 3%
Sneed (Joseph D.) Procedural Syntax for Theory Elements Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Earman (John), Ed. - Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Varela (Francisco J.) & Maturana (Humberto) Mechanism and Biological Explanation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy of Science , Sep., 1972, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Sep., 1972), pp. 378-382 17%
Walsh (Denis), Ed. Naturalism, Evolution and the Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Walsh (Denis), Ed. - Naturalism, Evolution and the Mind 12%



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