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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III 156
Explanation/Searle: the mechanism explains the behavior and the mechanism is explained by the system of rules, but the mechanism needs not to be a system of rules itself - yet no behaviorism because social conventions are at work - the rules must not be aware.
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V 21
Explanation/Searle: non-extensional statements are not explanations - because you have to have an idea of what success/failure is - ((s) E.g. citing a belief is not an explanation.)
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V 230
Explanation/Searle: that something follows from a fact is not an explanation of a word - a consequence is not an explanation.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29