EXPLANATIONS ARE ABOUT CONCEPTS AND CONCEPT FORMATION
I have many ideas about explanations, and I have difficulties in bringing them all together under a sufficiently catching key-word. I have tried a nuanced, manyfaceted and in-depth argued approach elsewhere,1 and I will now try the opposite. By varying a trivial example along a single dimension I will put forward my main thesis: that an explanation is not a logical structure, that it cannot be characterised in syntactic terms, but it is rather an epistemological structure, and, more specifically, a structure organising conceptual content.
KeywordsAlkaline Metal Sodium Chloride Sodium Salt Good Explanation Concept Formation
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