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The Pragmatic-Rhetorical Theory of Explanation

Faye, Jan (2004) The Pragmatic-Rhetorical Theory of Explanation. [Preprint]

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    The pragmatic theory of explanation is an attempt to see explanation as a linguistic response to a cognitive problem where the content of the response depends on the context of the scientific inquiry. The present paper draws on the rhetorical situation, as it is defined by Loyld Bitzer, in order to understand how the context may influence the content as well as the acceptability of the response.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Explanation, Pragmatic theory, Rhetoric
    Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
    Depositing User: Jan Faye
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3747
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3747

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