|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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Explanation/Duhem: Explanations are reserved for the metaphysicians' claim to knowledge.
If a physical theory is to be an explanation, it has only reached its goal when it has eliminated sense perception and has grasped the physical reality.
Explanation/Descartes/DuhemVsDescartes: Descartes has never attempted to connect the law of refraction with his explanatory theory of light.
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998