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Single Idea 14365

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding]

Full Idea

I defend what I call the 'simple view', that scientific understanding is that state produced, and only produced, by grasping a correct explanation.

Gist of Idea

Scientific understanding is always the grasping of a correct explanation


Michael Strevens (No Understanding without Explanation [2011], Intro)

A Reaction

I like this because it clearly states what I take to be the view of Aristotle, and the key to understanding the whole of that philosopher's system. I take the view to be correct.