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The metatext of infinity inherited by the Renaissance from the Middle Ages had forced an emergence of respective explanative space regulating the epistemics of the age.
A good illustration of the explanative character of the defense policy rhetoric can be found in Reagan's October 22, 1983, address on "Arms Control and Reduction" (1987, 152-54).
Illustrations according to this cognitive approach to learning are of four types: decorative, representational, organizational and explanative.
This should remind historians not to let the model drive the interpretation and to allow new evidence help refine old explanative frameworks.
Another area of concern regarding some areal interpolation techniques is the assumption of linearity between possible explanative variables and the variable to be predicted.
There are different types of reductionism; explanative, ontological, eliminative, logical, descriptive, etc.
The explanative work is the Sogno, or Dream (possibly of Tommaso) so named by Vasari himself, in which a youth is roused from visions of carnality and violence by the trumpet of Fame (Courtauld Institute).
The plan of actions at the European Committee level, first of all, takes into consideration the elaboration of a Guide concerning the principle of mutual recognition in the area of industrial products and of an explanative brochure for the application of Decision no 3052/95 regarding the derogatory measures from the principle of free turnover.
And more, the explanative power of a gap between the levels of contract breach/fulfillment is stronger for revision than balancing or desertion.
While these paradigms certainly provided insight and a deeper understanding of each of these independent variables, they had limited descriptive, explanative, and predictive value.
7--Reverse analysis of amenities as explanative factors of HC growth
For each COIA, the vectorial correlation (RV) coefficient, a multivariate generalization of the squared Pearson's correlation coefficient, provided a quantitative measure of the co-structure between explanative (environmental) and explained (shark CPUE) variables, with a value of 1 indicating a perfect match between the 2 data sets (Doledec and Chessel, 1994; Dray et al.
In the late nineteenth century, Max Weber and Wilhelm Dilthey, by providing cognitive theory based on interpretation, proposed interpretive method, as a certain method, instead of explanative method.