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[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / g. Causal explanations]

Full Idea

I take it that we may think about causes without thinking especially about explanations, and so we might judge likeliest cause without considering loveliest explanation.

Gist of Idea

A cause may not be an explanation


Peter Lipton (Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd) [2004], 08 'From cause')

Book Reference

Lipton,Peter: 'Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd ed)' [Routledge 2004], p.132