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Nov_10 - referring the thing you are trying to explain...

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Nov. 10 16:38 How do we think for ourselves? What are theories for? Have an effect on your mind Explain things We seek theory models when we need an explanation The purpose of theory: teach people how to think; the activity of thinking The one who is the most valuable in the room is the one who can solve the real problem Theory is more reliable than observation Pure observation can be truly misleading Theoretical activity is fully practical Plato: The Line The direction of discovery   The direction of explanation    Axiom/principles conclusions Being good is more important than being nice Dilthey Distinguishes between understanding & explanation
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Explanation  happens thru a 3 rd  person perspective
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Unformatted text preview: referring the thing you are trying to explain through something else movement of a bullet thru aerodynamics network of scientific regularities/laws Understanding 1 st person Understanding the thing thru itself Participating in/being right in the thing Deduction Explanation From principles To conclusions To effects Unpacking what is already in something = analysis Induction moves from particular experiences to generalized/universals 16:38 Math Ask questions Posit axioms Conjecture Proof theorem Science Ask basic questions Ask specific questions Determinate observation Generation of facts Explanatory hypothesis Prediction & evaluation Revision of hypothesis Confirmation theorum 16:38...
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