|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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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. - I 98
The reality is not part of the explanation.
It follows: VsConvergence theory: is only cumulative - convergence: is not itself focussed on convergence.
HackingVsPopper: success is no confirmation of a declaration. - It shows not more than that we reasonably live in a reasonable world. (> adequacy, as Aristotle)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996