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  • n. One who subscribes to explanationism.


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explanation +‎ -ist


  • If the delusional belief comes from the experience, why is the delusional hypothesis preferred to more probable and plausible hypotheses (in the explanationist language), or why is the content of the experience endorsed in spite of low probability and plausibility (in the language of the endorsement account)?


  • No doubt, the arguments of the Strong Programme are at least slightly overblown, but they do show that once one moves to an explanationist viewpoint, there is no guaranteed role for rationality within naturalism.

    Historicist Theories of Rationality

  • Importantly, they also challenge any version of the local explanationist strategy unless it incorporates an

    Scientific Realism

  • According to the explanationist account (Maher 1999;



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