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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Anscombe, , G. E. M. Explanation   Anscombe, G. E. M.
Aristotle Explanation   Aristotle
Armstrong, , David M. Explanation   Armstrong, David M.
Barrow, John D. Explanation   Barrow, John D.
Bateson, , Gregory Explanation   Bateson, Gregory
Bieri, Peter Explanation   Bieri, Peter
Bigelow, , John Explanation   Bigelow, John
Block, Ned Explanation   Block, Ned
Carnap, , Rudolf Explanation   Carnap, Rudolf
Cartwright, Nancy Explanation   Cartwright, Nancy
Chalmers, , David Explanation   Chalmers, David
Chomsky, Noam Explanation   Chomsky, Noam
Churchland, , Patricia Explanation   Churchland, Patricia S.
Cognitive Science Explanation   Cognitive Science
Comte, , Auguste Explanation   Comte, Auguste
Darwin, Charles Explanation   Darwin, Charles
Davidson, , Donald Explanation   Davidson, Donald
Deacon, Terrence W. Explanation   Deacon, Terrence W.
Dennett, , Daniel Explanation   Dennett, Daniel
Deutsch, David Explanation   Deutsch, David
Droysen, , Johann Gustav Explanation   Droysen, Johann Gustav
Duhem, Pierre Explanation   Duhem, Pierre
Dummett, , Michael E. Explanation   Dummett, Michael E.
Esfeld, Michael Explanation   Esfeld, Michael
Feyerabend, , Paul Explanation   Feyerabend, Paul
Field, Hartry Explanation   Field, Hartry
Flusser, , Vilém Explanation   Flusser, Vilem
Fodor, Jerry Explanation   Fodor, Jerry
Forbes, , Chad Explanation   Forbes, Chad
Fraassen, Bas van Explanation   Fraassen, Bas van
Freud, , Sigmund Explanation   Freud, Anna
Galilei, Galileo Explanation   Galilei, Galileo
Genz, , Hennig Explanation   Genz, Hennig
Goodman, Nelson Explanation   Goodman, Nelson
Gould, , Stephen Jay Explanation   Gould, Stephen Jay
Hacking, Ian Explanation   Hacking, Ian
Hempel, , Carl Explanation   Hempel, Carl
Holenstein, Elmar Explanation   Holenstein, Elmar
Kauffman, , Stuart Explanation   Kauffman, Stuart
Leeds, Stephen Explanation   Leeds, Stephen
Lewis, , David K. Explanation   Lewis, David K.
Lloyd Morgan, C. Explanation   Lloyd Morgan, Conwy
Logic Texts, Explanation   Logic Texts
Lorenz, Konrad Explanation   Lorenz, Konrad
Maturana, , Humberto Explanation   Maturana, Humberto
Mayr, Ernst Explanation   Mayr, Ernst
McDowell, , John Explanation   McDowell, John
Meltzoff, Andrew N. Explanation   Meltzoff, Andrew N.
Milgram, , Stanley Explanation   Milgram, Stanley
Nozick, Robert Explanation   Nozick, Robert
Pauen, , Michael Explanation   Pauen, Michael
Peacocke, Christopher Explanation   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, , Steven Explanation   Pinker, Steven
Putnam, Hilary Explanation   Putnam, Hilary
Pylyshyn, , Zenon W. Explanation   Pylyshyn, Zenon W.
Railton, Peter Explanation   Railton, Peter
Rorty, , Richard Explanation   Rorty, Richard
Salmon, Wesley Explanation   Salmon, Wesley
Schiffer, , Stephen Explanation   Schiffer, Stephen
Schmader, Toni Explanation   Schmader, Toni
Scriven, , Michael Explanation   Scriven, Michael
Searle, John R. Explanation   Searle, John R.
Strawson, , Peter F. Explanation   Strawson, Peter F.
Tugendhat, E. Explanation   Tugendhat, E.
Vollmer, , Gerhard Explanation   Vollmer, Gerhard
Weizenbaum, Joseph Explanation   Weizenbaum, Joseph
Wilson, , Edward O. Explanation   Wilson, Edward O.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Explanation   Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Wright, , Crispin Explanation   Wright, Crispin

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