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Noun1.explanans - (logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises
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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My distinction is meant to preserve the insight in Notomi and Gill by arguing that the relation between the initial definitions and the final one is not simply contingency versus essential, but, more importantly, explananda and explanans.
Regardless, naturalistic fallacies seem beside the point at the present stage of the shmagency dialectic; constitutivists are allowed to say that one cannot avoid agency and then supplement their explanation of normative phenomena with any explanans they want.
normative contestation, partisanship-based explanans can be both
The explanations of the phenomenon, according to Hempel and Oppenheim (1948), can be broken down into two constituent aspects: the explanandum (1) and the explanans. The explanandum is a statement that describes the phenomenon, whereas the explanans is the set of statements that drive the description of the phenomenon, which can be law-like claims and the information of the antecedent conditions.
By the time of the hemerological treatise, it seems to have become better known than the elsewhere much better attested bussurtu "news"; otherwise it is difficult to explain its use as explanans. A likely motivation for this distribution--relatively late first attestation combined with increased frequency throughout the first millennium--is contact with Aramaic.
O segundo, em sede logica, dedica-se a dynamis apofantica da linguagem, mais especificamente ao problema da definicao, averiguando a possibilidade de um mesmo explanans dar conta de mais do que um explanandum, tendo em vista a passagem II.16-17 dos Segundos Analiticos.
On the one hand, Rayroux does not explain whether these two "explanans" are on the same level, or whether one of them precedes or shapes the other.
During the phases of its history that I have discussed thus far, the concept of Stimmung offered a perspective on other matters, it was used as explanans. During the phase of the concept's history we now turn towards, Stimmung turns into the explanandum, the object of theoretical endeavours.
Parallel to the establishment of constructivist approaches of nationalism research, also the border has become an explanandum instead of an explanans. This way, the dynamics of the processes of establishing borders and the development of border regions move into focus.