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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Perler/Wild I 16
Interpretation/explanation/Science/Animal/Behavior/C.Lloyd-Morgan: maxim: in no case we should regard an action as a result of higher capability, although it can be explained as a result of a simpler capability. ("Morgan's canon") -
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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23