'Explanation': Lay and Scientific Norms of Use

Several prominent philosophers of science argue that explanations are dissociable (or doubly so) from psychological states such as the feeling of understanding (Hempel 1965; Salmon 1984, 1998;
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Several prominent philosophers of science argue that explanations are dissociable (or doubly so) from psychological states such as the feeling of understanding (Hempel 1965; Salmon 1984, 1998; Craver 2007; Trout 2005, 2007). This is meant to suggest that the philosophical study of explanations should be largely, if not entirely, autonomous...

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