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Against Understanding (as a Condition on Explanation)

Skow, Bradford (2016) Against Understanding (as a Condition on Explanation). [Preprint]

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Argues that there is no interpretation of the commonly-accepted idea that "explanation is that which produces understanding" on which it is of any use for finding what philosophers looking for a theory of explanation have been after. Contains a close examination of a couple of philosophers' attempts to use this idea for that purpose.


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Skow, Bradfordbskow@mit.edu
Keywords: Understanding; Explanation; Why-Question
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Bradford Skow
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 13:50
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 13:50
Item ID: 12529
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Date: 27 October 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12529

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