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[American, fl. 2011, Professor at New York University.]

2011 No Understanding without Explanation
Intro p.1 Scientific understanding is always the grasping of a correct explanation
2 p.2 We may 'understand that' the cat is on the mat, but not at all 'understand why' it is there
4 p.8 Understanding is a precondition, comes in degrees, is active, and holistic - unlike explanation