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Explanation and environment: the case of psychology

Wallin, Annika LU (2007) In Rethinking Explanation p.163-176
Abstract
The environment in which our cognitive processes operate is crucial for understanding their current form, their reliability, and their function. In the following pages I will look at the role the environment plays in psychological explanations of cognitive behaviour, also when the explanations are not of an evolutionary character. In particular, I will focus on how environmental considerations (broadly) help us explain the form or the function of a psychological process.
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Rethinking Explanation
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978-1-4020-5580-5
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English
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