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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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So this argument for perceptualism proposes an explanans to a non-neutral explanandum.
If that which is manifest can be neither doubted nor explained, it follows that the attempts to deny the category literature and the attempts to postulate the explanans literature-in-itself for the explanandum literature-thought were misguided, and so, those who denied the category literature and those who attributed a timeless essence to literature were both mistaken.
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).
Both remembering and forgetting are conceived and applied in an almost mechanistic way, as an explanans instead of an explanandum.
As a consequence, one has to wonder whether knowledge is suitable as the universally applied explanans to all phenomena under investigation, or if there are possible alternative explanations--and whether some of those could offer more detailed explanations or greater understanding in causal-realist analysis.
With respect to thesis (A), Mosini points out that the Fraser Institute's (4) Economic Freedom of the World Project, which claims to empirically demonstrate the thesis chiefly (but not only) via the explanans of free trade, utilises crude and malleable definitions of 'openness, ignores numerous other factors that may explain growth, and uncritically assumes the distribution of wealth will take care of itself.
Hence, "[a]gent causation is thus the existential explanans of action" (p.
These 'identities' constitute important explanans of the dynamics of the conflict but the privileging of 'identity politics' per se naturalizes these socio-historical constructs, abstracting questions of identity from power and history.
What needs to be accomplished, in Zizek's terms, is a "properly dialectical reversal of the explanans into explanandum" (Enjoy 119).
Acknowledging the distinction problematizes both the explanandum of species cohesion and the explanans of gene flow that are central to the view discussed here.
While critics might say that science is able to make accurate predictions because it gets reality right, Rorty calls this an incantation rather than an explanation for predictive success, 'because we have no test for the explanans distinct from our test for the explanandum .
Hence, because middle terms are the standard explanans in an Aristotelian science, this argument provides an explanation of the existence of mobile being that is both Aristotelian in nature and explicitly ontological.