Inaugurating Understanding or Repackaging Explanation?

Philosophy of Science 79 (1):15-37 (2012)
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Abstract

Recently, several authors have argued that scientific understanding should be a new topic of philosophical research. In this article, I argue that the three most developed accounts of understanding--Grimm's, de Regt's, and de Regt and Dieks's--can be replaced by earlier accounts of scientific explanation without loss. Indeed, in some cases, such replacements have clear benefits.

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