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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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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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Sigmund Freud on Explanation - Dictionary of Arguments

Chalmers I 13
Explanation/Freud/Chalmers: although Freud did not make it explicit, it seems that he tried to explain the notions of desire and belief causally.
Accessibility/Freud/Chalmers: Explicitly, he recognized that accessibility to consciousness is not essential to a stat’s relevance in the explanation of behaviour. That conclusion relies on a notion of mentality that is independent of phenomenal notions.
Consciousness/Freud/Chalmers: a new ”objective” brand of psychological explanation was developed, with no room for consciousness in its explanations.


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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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Freud I
S. Freud
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011

Cha I
D. Chalmers
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014


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