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Elly Vintiadis and Constantinos Mekios

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198758600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198758600.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Brute Facts
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Elly Vintiadis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198758600.003.0001

This is a book about facts that don’t have explanations—or what philosophers call brute facts. Although a lot has been written about explanation, little attention has been given to what it means for something to lack an explanation. The papers in this collection are meant to address this deficiency by posing this question with respect to things that, in the title of this collection, are rather liberally called “facts,” e.g., laws, properties, states, phenomena, etc....

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