Against Understanding (as a Condition on Explanation)

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2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12529
Author(s):
Skow, Bradford
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Argues that there is no interpretation of the commonly-accepted idea that "explanation is that which produces understanding" on which it is of any use for finding what philosophers looking for a theory of explanation have been after. Contains a close examination of a couple of philosophers' attempts to use this idea for that purpose.