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.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Duhem, Pierre
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Explanation I XVII
Explanation/Duhem: Explanations are reserved for the metaphysicians' claim to knowledge.
I 6
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.
I 40
Explanation/Descartes/DuhemVsDescartes: Descartes has never attempted to connect the law of refraction with his explanatory theory of light.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998

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