Stratification in Explanation

  • Hans van Rappard


Over the past few ISTP conferences I have presented a number of research notes aimed at the explication of the concept of psychological stratification-levels. The results suggest two points. The first is that levels may be construed in terms of the constraints imposed by research designs or theoretical formulations on the behavioral scope, i.e, the range of behaviors open to the subjects concerned. The second point holds that scope may be explicated in terms of contexts, as used in intensional logic. Taken together, these points entail that low-high levels may be approached as few-many contexts.


Causal Explanation Behavioral System Teleological Explanation Intensional Logic Behavioral Option 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans van Rappard
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  1. 1.Free University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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