Causation, Unification, and the Adequacy of Explanations of Facts
Bouwel, Jeroen van
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Theoria 24(3) : 301-320 (2009)
Pluralism with respect to the structure of explanations of facts is not uncommon. The pluralism which Salmon and others have defended is compatible with several positions about the exact re-lation between these two types of explanations. We distinguish four such positions, and argue in favour of one of them. We also compare our results with the views of some authors who have recently written on this subject.