Understanding and the Norm of Explanation

Philosophia 43 (4):1171-1175 (2015)
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I propose and defend the hypothesis that understanding is the norm of explanation. On this proposal, an explanation should express understanding. I call this the understanding account of explanation. The understanding account is supported by social and introspective observations. It is also supported by the relationship between knowledge and understanding, on the one hand, and assertion and explanation, on the other.
Keywords Understanding  Explanation  Norms  Knowledge  Assertion
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-015-9655-x
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