Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Rorty I 255
Putnam (according to Rorty): E.g. we will never have a microphysical explanation why square pins do not fit into round holes ((s) Vs the thesis, that actually everything could be explained by microphysical facts).
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Münch III 271
Explanation/Putnam: we must distinguish between explanations and "parents of explanations" (e.g. why square pins do not fit into round holes) - (1973) - stability, outline, microstructures.
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Putnam I 186
Intrinsic explanation/Putnam: if there were intrinsic explanations within the world, the world itself would be like a ghost - then materialism cannot be true.


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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.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

Pu II
H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

Pu III
H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

Pu IV
H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

Mü I
D. Münch (Hrsg.)
Kognitionswissenschaft Frankfurt 1992

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990


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