科学的説明と自然現象の本質 [in Japanese] Scientific Explanation and the Essence of Natural Phenomena [in Japanese]
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There are three received approaches to scientific explanation: causal, unification and pragmatics. However, I will try to highlight the insufficiency of these approaches in this paper, furthermore instead, suggest a new approach: explanation by showing the essence of the phenomena. 'The essence of the phenomena' is what distinguishes the class of phenomena in question from the other classes of phenomena. Therefore, unification surely plays an important role in the scientific explanation, but its role is to clarify the essence of the phenomena.
- Journal of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science
Journal of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science 34(1), 29-37, 2007-03-25
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