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14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / d. Explaining people

[modes of explanation needed for human behaviour]

3 ideas
Natural science seeks explanation; human sciences seek understanding [Mautner on Dilthey]
Nature requires causal explanations, but society requires clarification by reasons and motives [Critchley on Weber]
The behaviour of persons and social groups seems to need rational rather than causal explanation [Lowe]