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explanans

any explanatory account, particularly a formal deductive explanatory account, by which a particular occurrence or general phenomenon is explained (see EXPLANATION, COVERING-LAW MODEL AND DEDUCTIVE NOMOLOGICAL EXPLANATION, EXPLANANDUM).
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In this endeavor, a different set of explanans dispute for a space behind the curtain, and the creation of a logical theory for this particular aspect of the field became harder.
?Que hemos de entender que significa que el referido hipotetico explanans no nos presentaria al explanandum del dolor de muelas como necesario?
While an explanation is generally an argument, of which the conjunction of the premises forms the explanans and the conclusion forms the explanandum, an explanation is not an argument for its conclusion.
While they may be a major explanans for economic development, the shift toward adopting capitalist institutions remains largely unexplained.
In the case of the duty it is important that explanans uses concepts from outside the normative area.
First of all, some slight prudence may be needed as long as there are empirical analyses pointing out that multilateral trade liberalization is not a decisive explanans. In a highly quoted study on the types of trade policies of different states, Rose (2002) shows that the trade policies of GATT/WTO member states have not become more liberal after accession than those of non-members.
As Crowell puts it, "The epoche expresses transcendental phenomenology's commitment to the analytic autonomy of first-person experience", which "precludes me from appealing in my analysis to any third-person explanatory theories of the experience in question (for instance, causalgenetic ones) since any such theory necessarily posits the existence of both explanans and explanandum" (28).