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Philosophy
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PHIL 2301
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Semester
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The Pragmatic of ExplanationPHIL 2301 There are two problems about explanation The first is to describe it when is something explained The second is to show why or in what sense explanation is a virtue Presumably we have no explanation unless we have a good theory one which is independently worthy or acceptance False Ideals The first is that explanation is a relation simply between a theory or hypothesis and the phenomena or facts just like truth for example The second is that explanatory power cannot be logically separated from certain other vi
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