explanans

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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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It is obvious that once these premises are given beforehand as explanantia, their moral rightness or wrongness has been put beyond discussion.
In APo II 17, the philosopher goes on to argue that in proper scientific contexts--in which we demonstrate something "in itself" ([phrase omitted]) --there cannot be several explanantia of the same explanandum.
This is what makes it possible--even though our explanantia are all neutral values--that agents may have more reason to bring about those states of affairs." ("Love in the Time of Consequentialism," 10)
Self-identification by the reality-theoretic supertautology equates to a universal trialic identity mapping which plays the roles of explanandum, explanation, and explanation-function (a function which accepts the explanandum as input and yields its explanantia as output).
[E]s natural en tales casos decir que el explanans o los explanantia son constitutivos de el explanandum, o que el darse del explanandum consiste en nada mas que el darse del explanans o los explanantia.
He argues that agential reasons do not explain actions, as they merely feature in explanations: they are only part of the explanantia, as proper explanations of actions are given in terms of the agent's taking something as a reason, not in terms of the reason itself.
e, de verdad formal--, de fertilidad explicativa y, finalmente, de sistematicidad, o sea, de exposicion de los explanantia en conformidad con cuando menos un concepto unificante.
Rules are the explanantia in his functional economics, but the explananda of his evolutionary economics.