On Explanations from 'Geometry of Motion'

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This paper examines explanations that turn on non-local geometrical facts about the space of possible configurations a system can occupy. I argue that it makes sense to contrast such explanations from "geometry of motion" with causal explanations. I also explore how my analysis of these explanations cuts across the distinction between kinematics and dynamics.
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Making Things Happen.Woodward, James
Causal Explanation.Lewis, David K.

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Explanatory Abstractions.Jansson, Lina & Saatsi, Juha
Counterfactuals and Explanatory Pluralism.Khalifa, Kareem; Doble, Gabriel & Millson, Jared
Abstract Versus Causal Explanations?Alexander, Reutlinger & Holly, Andersen

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