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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 June 2022

Stavros Ioannidis
Affiliation:
University of Athens, Greece
Stathis Psillos
Affiliation:
University of Athens, Greece
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The Introduction recounts the main aspects of the recent revival of the mechanical philosophy and outlines the main theses of the book (i.e., Causal Mechanism and Methodological Mechanism). It presents briefly the case for understanding mechanism as a methodological concept, introduces the main concepts and distinctions that will be discussed in the book, provides an outline of the central arguments and presents a summary of the chapters.

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Mechanisms in Science
Method or Metaphysics?
, pp. 1 - 12
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Introduction
  • Stavros Ioannidis, University of Athens, Greece, Stathis Psillos, University of Athens, Greece
  • Book: Mechanisms in Science
  • Online publication: 09 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009019668.002
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  • Introduction
  • Stavros Ioannidis, University of Athens, Greece, Stathis Psillos, University of Athens, Greece
  • Book: Mechanisms in Science
  • Online publication: 09 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009019668.002
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  • Introduction
  • Stavros Ioannidis, University of Athens, Greece, Stathis Psillos, University of Athens, Greece
  • Book: Mechanisms in Science
  • Online publication: 09 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009019668.002
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