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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M√ľnch III 334
Explanation / Holenstein: when it comes to causal explanation, consistency is needed - when it comes to functional explanation, domain-specific alternatives are needed -
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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26