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Aristotle (384-322 BC) claimed a sharp distinction between understanding the fact and understanding the reason why (dioti; aitia). Though both types of understanding proceed via deductive syllogism, only the latter is characteristic of science because only the latter is tied to the knowledge of causes. In his Posterior Analytics, Aristotle contrasted the following two instances of deductive syllogism
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