Mechanisms and Explanation. Phyllis McKay and Jon Williamson University of Kent. What is a mechanism? Bunge (2004, p186). Elementary physics: Electricity flows because the electric charges – electrons – in a wire are dragged by the impressed electric field – voltage.
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Mechanisms and Explanation
Phyllis McKay and Jon Williamson
University of Kent
The distinction is made in the literature (explicitly in Craver 2007). Not always carefully maintained.
How explanation constrains the metaphysics of mechanisms
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