Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Explanation: making a statement in relation to an event, a state, a change or an action that was described before by a deviating statement. The statement will often try to involve circumstances, history, logical premises, causes and causality. See also description, statements, theories, understanding, literal truth, best explanation, causality, cause, completeness.

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good explanation / Hacking: displays context - but: the same entities can always be explained otherwise - therefore:. VsReichenbach / VsSalmon that we arrive at the same result on various ways, proves nothing - begging of the question - I 98 the reality is not part of the explanation - I 100 it follows: Vs convergence theory: only cumulative - convergence: is not itself focussed on convergence - I 103 VsPopper: success is no confirmation of a declaration - it shows not more than that we reasonably live in a reasonable world. (> adequacy, as Aristotle).


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Hack I
I. Hacking
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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