explanandum


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Noun1.explanandum - (logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
explanation, account - a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
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First, he confines his explanandum to instances of hypocritical moral address: cases in which an agent is "actively exercised" about a moral issue.
Our explanatory resources appear inadequate to our intended explanandum.
Explanation is the identification of prior cause or reason, an identificative regress intended to distinguish the explanandum from its negation.
Explanandum 1: The English expression The petitioner therefore prays that ABC Ltd.
Leaning on Manuel Schmitz's methodology (Schmitz 2012), the impact of China's investment and corporate presence on Peru's foreign and investment policy can be called the (first) explanandum, so that the fire to the smoke--the corresponding explanans--is the interplay of policymaking and the impact of Chinese companies in Peru.
Comenzamos por situar el lugar de los mecanismos sociales en la epistemologia de las ciencias sociales, indicando que surge como fruto del descontento respecto del paradigma del analisis multivariado, y por tanto, como una herramienta orientada a cerrar la histeresis entre explanans y explanandum.
In this paper I argue that their solution of Frege's Identity Puzzle (Frege 1892) is implausible, because Originalism fails to explain the difference in cognitive significance which Frege took to be the puzzling explanandum.
When political authority and legitimacy become the explanandum, Kahn suggest, then the explanans can only be what human beings have believed, done and made--the self-transforming history of human values, works and practices.
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.
The enigma of the 'Arab Spring,' the mystery of the ISIL, the riddle of Russian intervention in Syria and the puzzle of Turkish national interests in the Middle East are few items in the long list of explanandum.
iii) an explanation of meaning is a rule for the use of an explanandum
A research question must have not only an explanandum (the thing to be explained), but also one or more potential explananda (the things that do the explaining).