Von Wright and Collingwood on Causation and the Explanation of Human Action

  • Rex Martin
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 266)


In my judgment R.G. Collingwood and Georg Henrik von Wright have done some of the most interesting and creative work, in our time, on the theory of action explanation and of causation. The present paper sets out to explore and contrast their main contributions in these areas.1


Action Explanation Logical Entailment Manipulable Intervention Practical Inference Explanatory Argument 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rex Martin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of KansasUSA
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK

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