Single Idea 17319

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / a. Types of explanation]

Full Idea

The direction of conceptual explanations seems to be owed to factors of conceptual complexity and primitiveness.

Gist of Idea

There are 'conceptual' explanations, with their direction depending on complexity


Benjamin Schnieder (Truth-making without Truth-makers [2006], p.33), quoted by David Liggins - Truth-makers and dependence 10.2

Book Reference

'Metaphysical Grounding', ed/tr. Correia,F/Schnieder,B [CUP 2012], p.257

A Reaction

Schnieder proposes that there are just 'causal' and 'conceptual' explanations. Liggins objects that there are other types of dependence which offer explanations.

Related Idea

Idea 17321 Value, constitution and realisation are non-causal dependences that explain [Liggins]