Aristotle gives two reasons for separating the appraisal of the explanandum
from the appraisal of the explanation.
Thus the explanandum
: A proper explanation of subjective reasons in terms of objective reasons must assign a numerical weight to all propositions that count as subjective reasons.
What about the other account of the original explanandum
? Is GE in a better position?
It must be clear that we are not denying the reality of Peacocke's explanandum
In the Phaedo, recollection has ordinary learning as its immediate explanandum
and philosophical learning as its ultimate explanandum
Al tratar de abordar el problema, han surgido tentativas de solucion de variado cuno, incluyendo propuestas epifenomenistas (Bieri 1992), estrategias del explanandum
dual (Marras 1998, 2000) y aun retornos a posiciones dualistas (Lowe 1999), entre otras.
An alternative form of the empirical argument switches the explanandum
to prediction of the course of experience on a non-phenomenal basis (thus employing sP).
The inference seems to rest on the following principle: in order to account for explanandum
with type of structure S, we need to invoke explanans with structure S.
Pragmatically rationalizing explanations, on the other hand, account for the explanandum
belief by describing how the belief is non-epistemically appropriate: believing what she does benefits the believer in some way that is not derivative of its status as true or epistemically justified.
Chapters 4 through 10 of Wedin's book are devoted to a full account of how the theory of the Categories serves as an explanandum
for the theory of the Metaphysics.
That the Ageless Conundrum and the Great Contingency are inexplicable is in each case a direct consequence of the very conception of the putative explanandum
, together with an appreciation of what types of explanation, if any, could be appropriate.