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So Much to Say: Response to Commentators

Dowding, Keith


This article responds to the comments on my book The Philosophy and Methods of Political Science. It clarifies my attitudes to isms, explains why I do not think causal explanation is the only type of scientific explanation and suggests that type-level explanation of background structural conditions is explanatory although not what we ordinarily think of as causal explanations; in doing so, it defends formal models. It clarifies what I mean by prediction and why this is necessary, although not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Studies Review
DOI: 10.1177/1478929917693645


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