EPSA Philosophy of Science 2009

TitleThe role of unification in explanations of facts
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWeber, E, Van Bouwel, J, Lefevere, M
EditorDe Regt, H, Okasha, S, Hartmann, S
Conference NameEPSA Philosophy of Science 2009
Conference LocationAmsterdam
ISBN Number9789400724037

In the literature on scientific explanation, there is a classical distinction between explanations of facts and explanations of laws. This paper is about explanations of facts. Our aim is to analyse the role of unification in explanations of this kind. We discuss five positions with respect to this role, argue for two of them and refute the three others.

Citation Key1856691