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14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / b. Contrastive explanations

[using contrasting foil to home in on explanation]

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In 'contrastive' explanation there is a fact and a foil - why that fact, rather than this foil? [Lipton]
With too many causes, find a suitable 'foil' for contrast, and the field narrows right down [Lipton]
Contrastive explanations say why one thing happened but not another [Bird]
Explaining 'Adam ate the apple' depends on emphasis, and thus implies a contrast [Schaffer,J]