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Although there is no subject-term for the predicate 2R that is explanatorily prior to "triangle", a complex expression could be used as a middle term to explain why all triangles have 2R.
Since French takes that structure to be physical, ESR is another case where certain unobservable objects are eliminated because they are thought to be explanatorily irrelevant, without challenging the commitment to scientific realism.
It can render intelligible the fact that the discipline was explanatorily successful before the introduction of mathematical methods but not after; the continuing failings of the discipline both before and since the recent crisis (despite the numerous [modelling] changes introduced as a response); the uniform failings of the discipline across the board including within macro, micro and econometrics, as well as 'novel' developments like neuro- and behavioural economics; the use of traditional atomising assumptions (such as claims of rationality) as well as the more recent (equally atomising) importations from neuroscience, psychology and the like; and so on.
Explanatorily, the residual sums of squares of 10 drinking water samples [x.sub.1],[x.sub.2], ..., [x.sub.10] are used to get the mean x first; then, [x.sub.1],[x.sub.2], ..., [x.sub.10] and x are put together to get the standard deviation a, and 2a is defined as the threshold of qualitative discrimination.
However, the two orders are explanatorily discontinuous since "we cannot derive from one of them a description of the world as seen from the other.
The theoretical framework of intuitionism is explanatorily powerful.
Most importantly, the quality of a state's democracy is not included in the framework, since this study aims to explain the contributions of states that adhere to the fundamental standards of democratic governance, any variation above which should be explanatorily irrelevant.
(6) In addition, the law is "causally or explanatorily indeterminate" in that legal reasons do not suffice to explain why a judge decided as he or she did.
All analogies have their strengths and weaknesses, but as Ormerod suggests, when an analogy functions only descriptively rather than explanatorily and processually, its limitations quickly become apparent.
I have provided textual evidence for my interpretation, I have motivated it over competing interpretations, and I have shown how explanatorily powerful the Nirodha View is while teasing out some interesting implications.
Although the deeper principles are explanatorily prior, we have to work our way to them via our intuitions in much the way that scientists work towards general principles via perceptual data." (147) Even though we'd never have discovered the nature of gravity without seeing apples fall from trees, the abstract scientific principles might be the best explanation of falling apples, rather than vice versa; and we can use both kinds of beliefs to discover new facts without referring to them equally in the explanation of why those new facts are true.
But either the new conceptions will not pick out just the same persons or they will be less explanatorily powerful than conceptions that do refer to the opposite sex and biological reproduction.
([section]66) By following Wittgenstein (1953) and looking to see and listening to how slurs are actually used in natural language discourse, it becomes clear that accounting for the fact that slurs can be felicitously used in a way that is non-offensive is crucially important for an explanatorily adequate account of slurs, since there is now substantive empirical evidence showing that slurs are not always or exclusively used to derogate.
Particularly, qualitative research methods were used before quantitative research to explanatorily identify specific correlated or causal relationships.
Collins convincingly demonstrates that linguistic unity is an empirical phenomenon and a feature of human cognition, and that 'the unity problem in the realm of language looks to be independent of the unity problem in the realm of states of affairs' (50), which is related to the fact the interpretive problem is explanatorily secondary to the combinatorial problem.