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
Freud, Siegmund
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Explanation Chalmers I 13
Explanation/Freud/Chalmers: although Freud did not make it explicit, it seems that he tried to explain the notions of desire and belief causally.
Accessibility/Freud/Chalmers: Explicitly, he recognized that accessibility to consciousness is not essential to a stat’s relevance in the explanation of behaviour. That conclusion relies on a notion of mentality that is independent of phenomenal notions.
Consciousness/Freud/Chalmers: a new ”objective” brand of psychological explanation was developed, with no room for consciousness in its explanations.

Freud I
S. Freud
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011

Cha I
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25