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Explanation and Understanding
By G. H. von Wright

Explanation and Understanding

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Explanation and Understanding by G. H. von Wright

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"Explanation and Understanding, perhaps von Wright's best-known book, showed the influence of Wittgenstein, but marked a clean break with the positivism of his youth. He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'-a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."-Daily Telegraph"This is a very good book packed with much original material; it also contains illuminating reinterpretations of some familiar theories and arguments. The range of topics treated includes causation, action, verification of gnomic statements, practical inference and its use in the explanation of action, and the structure of explanation in history."-Philosophical Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801489365
ISBN-10: 0801489369
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology by G. H. von Wright Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Paperback (February 1990)

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