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explanandum

the occurrence, phenomenon, etc, made plain in any explanation; the subject of an explanation. See EXPLANATION, COVERING-LAW MODEL AND DEDUCTIVE NOMOLOGICAL EXPLANATION, EXPLANANS.
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Thus, despite the reservations, we claim that it is possible to apply the explanatory logical structure to strategic management enlightened by its explananda, even if there is some looseness concerning objectivity and mathematical rigor.
Would it not be possible to admit explananda such as longevity as properly scientific by arguing that, in those cases, there is a single explanans for them in restricted domains (quadrupeds in one case, birds in the other)?
Rules are the explanantia in his functional economics, but the explananda of his evolutionary economics.
The foremost one of these concerns Scotus' discrimination between two explanative levels of phenomena: on the natural level, the elucidation is drawn from reduction of the explananda to a form of natural necessity, couched in a set of efficient etc.
It is typical of most of these that they do not take long-term growth but rather short-term growth or cross-section welfare differences as explananda. One of the reasons is the data that rarely allow for a different approach.
What is more, the explananda and explanantia in covering-law explanations are descriptions of events, etc.--not (e.g.) promisings and obligations; and this threatens to collapse explanatory relations between events, properties, etc.
Physics shows us how a different language from Newtonian physics must be introduced in order to give a more complete account for explananda. Proceeding in this way shows that reductive analysis fails, even when fairly basic and simple units of analysis are considered within a single domain of knowledge.