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A Contextualized Approach to Biological Explanation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2005

Giovanni Boniolo
Affiliation:
University of Padova, Italy

Abstract

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.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
© The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2005

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