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The Constituents of an Explication

Cordes, Moritz (2017) The Constituents of an Explication. [Preprint]

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The method of explication has been somewhat of a hot topic in the last ten years. Despite the multifaceted research that has been directed at the issue, one may perceive a lack of step-by-step procedural or structural accounts of explication. This paper aims at providing a structural account of the method of explication in continuation of the works of Geo Siegwart. It is enhanced with a detailed terminology for the assessment and comparison of explications. The aim is to provide means to talk about explications including their criticisms and their interrelations. There is hope that this treatment will be able to serve as a foundation to a step-by-step guide to be established for explicators. At least it should help to frame and mediate explicative disputes. In closing the enterprise will be considered an explication of ‘explication’, though consecutive explications improving on this one are undoubtedly conceivable.

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Item Type: Preprint
Cordes, Moritzcordesm@uni-greifswald.de0000-0002-6367-5393
Additional Information: Preprint. To appear in: Synthese special issue on Philosophical Methods edited by A.-M. EDER, I. LAWLER, and R. van RIEL. (When referring to this paper please use the published version. Thank you.)
Keywords: Explication; Criteria of Adequacy; Philosophical methodology; Metaphilosophy
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr. Moritz Cordes
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 15:15
Item ID: 14100
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 3 November 2017

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