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Modes of Explanation Affordances for Action and Prediction Explanation is the name for both the process we use to answer questions raised by observed ambiguities and for the conclusion we offer others This divergence hints at the many conflicting approaches u

  • Title: Modes of Explanation: Affordances for Action and Prediction
  • Author: Michael Lissack Abraham Graber
  • ISBN: 9781137406453
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Modes of Explanation: Affordances for Action and Prediction By Michael Lissack Abraham Graber, Explanation is the name for both the process we use to answer questions raised by observed ambiguities and for the conclusion we offer others This divergence hints at the many conflicting approaches used to create our contemporary understanding of explanation Modes of Explanation is the first book in decades to attempt to bring these conflicting approaches together and tExplanation is the name for both the process we use to answer questions raised by observed ambiguities and for the conclusion we offer others This divergence hints at the many conflicting approaches used to create our contemporary understanding of explanation Modes of Explanation is the first book in decades to attempt to bring these conflicting approaches together and to offer a compelling narrative to explore how those conflicts can converge.In May 2013, fifty philosophers of science, cognitive scientists, systems scientists, cyberneticists, semioticians, and humanities scholars gathered for three full days of debate These scholars including the contributors to this volume compared insights into a variety of conceptions of explanation and their associated worldviews Through examples such as the creationism evolution debate, this volume illustrates the major issues regarding explanation through the dual lenses of scientific realism and pragmatic constructivism Modes of Explanation is about how we make sense of, and create results in, our world.

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