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Logik Kolloquium: In Defence of Explanatory Symmetry: The Case of the Flagpole and the Shadow

Montag, 02. Dezember 2019
15:15 – 16:45 Uhr

F 420

Logic group of the University of Konstanz

Mary Leng (Dept. of Philosophy, University of York)

Mathematical explanations of physical phenomena typically explain such phenomenon by showing them to follow from mathematics together with physical background conditions. Marc Lange (2016) calls such explanations, ’explanationsby constraint’. I have argued elsewhere (Leng 2012) that we should think of these explanations as a form of structural explanations.

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