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- adjective Tending to
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A set of behavior patterns serves as the explanatory or unificatory features bringing together the appearance of similar features across a very diverse set of phenomena and disciplines
We will need to spell out what counts as an attractive theory but for this we can appeal to the standard desiderata for good scientific theories: empirical success; unificatory power; simplicity; explanatory power; fertility and so on.
In the use of all such principles our reflective judgment follows the natural unificatory tendency of the mind and acts, says Kant, “with art.”
It is important to Quine that certain things, such as math and logic, are less open to revision and rejection because they provide such utility and unificatory power.