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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Armstrong, D.M.
 
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Explanation III 40
Explanation/Armstrong: a fact can not be used to explain itself - if a law actually exists, then an appeal to the law is a good explanation - explanation does not provide "good reasons": E.g. smoke is a good reason to expect fire, but does not explain the fire.

AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong

In
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

AR III
D. Armstrong
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30