Ideas of Mark Steiner, by Theme

[American, fl. 2007, At Columbia University, then Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.]

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9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 3. Individual Essences
Particular essence is often captured by generality
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / d. Lawlike explanations
Maybe an instance of a generalisation is more explanatory than the particular case
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / l. Explanation by proof
Explanatory proofs rest on 'characterizing properties' of entities or structure