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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Rorty, Richard
 
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Richard Rorty
Explanation Carnap: the movement of anything and everybody can be predicted based on the movement of elementary particles. Rorty: that way we should be on top of all that living things, but we would not have explained it! > Explain.
Elementary particles are well applicable in any section of the universe, but the talk of politicians or emerald flowers only in particular contexts.
I 230
Knowledge/Rorty: there is no reason to object to statements about the acquisition of knowledge that refer to internal representations. But explanation and justification must be distinguished: one can put forward such explanations without reviving the traditional mind-body problem.
Justification: E.g. through sensual data. --- Explanation: causal.
I 234
Explanation: How can you say when a complete causal explanation of X must contain statements about X.
VI 144
Understanding/Explanation/RortyVsMcDowell: we should not talk about comprehensibility! Comprehensibility is very cheap to have: if we train two people to speak the same way!.
VI 212
Horwich
I 452
Explanation/f.o.th./Rorty: something that changes, while everything else remains the same cannot be an explanation.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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