Ideas of Michael Stanford, by Theme

[British, b.1923, Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol.]

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14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / b. Aims of explanation
Explanation is for curiosity, control, understanding, to make meaningful, or to give authority
Audience-relative explanation, or metaphysical explanation based on information?
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / j. Explanations by reduction
We can explain by showing constitution, as well as showing causes