Explanations are a special case of the vicarious system illustrated in Chapter 3 section VI

Explanations are a special case of the vicarious system illustrated in Chapter 3 section VI

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Explanations are a special case of the vicarious system illustrated in  Chapter 3 section VI. B. An explanation is like a metaphor. Explanations  are one of the products of science. The word explanation is easily used.  "The explanation for this phenomenon is . ..." "We need to find an  explanation for . .." In an earlier section (I. C. 2. e.) we discussed the  general requisites of an explanation. In this section we discuss the  characteristics and types of explanations. A little thought reveals that  there are actually a variety of ways by which something can be  "explained."  A paradigmatic framework creates the context which provides for  acceptable explanations. A paradigm is, in fact, created when a group of  investigators is interested in the same sort of phenomena and accept the  same type of explanation. Adequate explanation within a paradigm, 
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