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- Title Pages
- Dedication
- Preface
- 1 What Makes a Scientific Explanation Distinctively Mathematical?
- 2 “There Sweep Great General Principles Which All the Laws Seem to Follow”
- 3 The Lorentz Transformations and the Structure of Explanations by Constraint
- 4 The Parallelogram of Forces and the Autonomy of Statics
- 5 Really Statistical Explanations and Genetic Drift
- 6 Dimensional Explanations
- 7 Aspects of Mathematical Explanation
- 8 Mathematical Coincidences and Mathematical Explanations That Unify
- 9 Desargues’s Theorem as a Case Study of Mathematical Explanation, Existence, and Natural Properties
- 10 Mathematical Coincidence and Scientific Explanation
- 11 What Makes Some Reducible Physical Properties Explanatory?
- References
- Index

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- Title Pages
- Dedication
- Preface
- 1 What Makes a Scientific Explanation Distinctively Mathematical?
- 2 “There Sweep Great General Principles Which All the Laws Seem to Follow”
- 3 The Lorentz Transformations and the Structure of Explanations by Constraint
- 4 The Parallelogram of Forces and the Autonomy of Statics
- 5 Really Statistical Explanations and Genetic Drift
- 6 Dimensional Explanations
- 7 Aspects of Mathematical Explanation
- 8 Mathematical Coincidences and Mathematical Explanations That Unify
- 9 Desargues’s Theorem as a Case Study of Mathematical Explanation, Existence, and Natural Properties
- 10 Mathematical Coincidence and Scientific Explanation
- 11 What Makes Some Reducible Physical Properties Explanatory?
- References
- Index