Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Searle, John R.
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Explanation III 156
Explanation/Searle: the mechanism explains the behavior and the mechanism is explained by the system of rules, but the mechanism needs not to be a system of rules itself - yet no behaviorism because social conventions are at work - the rules must not be aware.
V 21
Explanation/Searle: non-extensional statements are not explanations - because you have to have an idea of what success/failure is - ((s) E.g. citing a belief is not an explanation.)
V 230
Explanation/Searle: that something follows from a fact is not an explanation of a word - a consequence is not an explanation.

J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30