Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography: Causal and Teleological Approaches

Author:   Gunnar Schumann (FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages:   296
Publication Date:   11 June 2019
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Author:   Gunnar Schumann (FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9781138584402


ISBN 10:   1138584401
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   11 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
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1. Introduction Gunnar Schumann Part I: Causal vs. Teleological Explanation of Action 2. Causalism: On Action Explanation and Causal Deviance Alfred Mele 3. Why and How? Teleological and Causal Concepts in Action Explanation George F. Schueler 4. Rationalizing Principles and Causal Explanation Guido Loehrer and Scott R. Sehon 5. On an Imaginary Dialogue Between a Causalist and an Anti-causalist Giuseppina D'Oro 6. Reasons, Causes, Desires, and Dispositions Severin Schroeder 7. Objectivism and Causalism about Reasons for Action Hans-Johann Glock and Eva Schmidt 8. Are Reasons Like Shampoo? Constanine Sandis Part II: Causal vs. Teleological Explanation in Historiography 9. Counterfactual Causality and Historical Explanations Doris Gerber 10. Beyond Causalism and Acausalism Harold Kincaid 11. Two Methods in History Thomas Keutner 12. An Anti-causal Theory of Action as Basis for Historical Explanations. A Sketch Gunnar Schumann 13. Meanings and Mechanisms: An Actor-centered Approach to Historical Explanation Daniel Little 14. The Origins of Historiographic Causation Aviezer Tucker

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Gunnar Schumann is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany

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