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Noun1.explicandum - (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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He concludes that the business cycle theory is "not generally and apodictically valid." Thus, a more general theory is needed, even to explain the business cycle in the first place--the business cycle is not an explicans, but an explicandum, on which the cratic cycle theory may shed additional light.
He usually wrote about grand topics--the economic growth of the United States, the rise of the Western world, economic growth on a global scale, institutions as fundamental to economic conduct and performance, and violence and social order--and he was usually content to make stylized facts serve as his explicandum. As a would-be theorist, however, he was rarely if ever a true originator, but instead an arbitrager.
In the Economist's survey of Italy in May 1990 (Grimond, 1990), the family was enthroned as the universal explicandum, as the "enduring unity of Italian society." It explains the Mafia, the biggest family of them all.
And yet, analysts of contemporary Jamaican politics have failed, until very recently, to give culture its true weight in the explicandum of the present impasse.
As far as I am concerned, this is a welcome consequence, liberating the language of the explicans from the language of the explicandum. 3) On a similar note, consider everyday utterances such as "I know what you are thinking" and "I can read you like a book." They demonstrate how strongly Palmer's exposition relies on folk-psychological models of ROMs, and there is nothing wrong with that.