Reductionism about understanding why

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Insa Lawler, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Paulina Sliwa (2015) argues that knowing why p is necessary and sufficient for understanding why p . She tries to rebut recent attacks against the necessity and sufficiency claims, and explains the gradability of understanding why in terms of knowledge. I argue that her attempts do not succeed, but I indicate some ways to defend reductionism about understanding why.

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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116(2), 229-236.
Language: English
Date: 2016
Understanding why, Knowing why, Reductionism about understanding why, Gradability of understanding why

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