Ideas from 'Explanation: the state of play' by Michael Stanford [1991], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Cogito' (ed/tr -) [- ,]].

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14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / b. Aims of explanation
Explanation is for curiosity, control, understanding, to make meaningful, or to give authority
Audience-relative explanation, or metaphysical explanation based on information?
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / i. Explanations by reduction
We can explain by showing constitution, as well as showing causes