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Ideas of Mark Steiner, by Text

[American, fl. 2007, At Columbia University, then Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.]

1978 Mathematical Explanation
p.32 p.32 Maybe an instance of a generalisation is more explanatory than the particular case
p.34 p.34 Explanatory proofs rest on 'characterizing properties' of entities or structure
p.36 p.36 Particular essence is often captured by generality