A Reason for Explanation : Explanations Provide Stable Reasons

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SPOHN, Wolfgang, 1991. A Reason for Explanation : Explanations Provide Stable Reasons. In: SPOHN, Wolfgang, ed. and others. Existence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert. Dordrecht [u.a.]:Kluwer, pp. 165-196

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