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explanatoriness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being explanatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being explanatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being explanatory.

Etymologies

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explanatory +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The authors argue that Kitcher's model makes predictions about explanatoriness that go against specific cases in mathematical practice.

    Explanation in Mathematics

  • Whether any such argument is going to be successful remains to be seen but the discussion will yield philosophical benefits in forcing, for instance, the nominalist to take a stand on how he can account for the explanatoriness of mathematics in the empirical sciences.

    Explanation in Mathematics

  • In Hafner & Mancosu 2005 it is argued that Resnik and Kushner's criticisms are insufficient as a challenge to Steiner for they rely on ascribing explanatoriness to specific proofs based not on evaluations given by practicing mathematicians but rather relying on the intuitions of the authors.

    Explanation in Mathematics

  • ˜explanatoriness™ is only one virtue among those that an epistemology of mathematics that does not limit itself to traditional debates about justifying axioms can fruitfully investigate.

    Explanation in Mathematics

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