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Explanation and understanding

Author: G H von Wright
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1971.
Series: Contemporary philosophy (Ithaca, N.Y.)
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"Explanation and Understanding, perhaps von Wright's best-known book, showed the influence of Wittgenstein, but marked a clean break with the positivism of his youth. He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'-a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."
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Wright, G.H. von (Georg Henrik), 1916-2003.
Explanation and understanding.
Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1971]
(OCoLC)707596609
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G H von Wright
ISBN: 0801406447 9780801406447
OCLC Number: 164456
Description: xvii, 230 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Contemporary philosophy (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: by Georg Henrik von Wright.

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"Explanation and Understanding, perhaps von Wright's best-known book, showed the influence of Wittgenstein, but marked a clean break with the positivism of his youth. He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'-a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."

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