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A. Gopnik (2000). Explanation as Orgasm and the Drive for Causal Understanding: the Evolution, Function and Phenomenology of the Theory-formation System. in F. Keil & I Am Very Grateful for Helpful Discussions With

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  title={A. Gopnik (2000). Explanation as Orgasm and the Drive for Causal Understanding: the Evolution, Function and Phenomenology of the Theory-formation System. in F. Keil \& I Am Very Grateful for Helpful Discussions With},
  author={Frank C. Keil},
  year={2009}
}
Explanation as orgasm and the drive for causal knowledge: The function, evolution and phenomenology of the theory-formation system. There is a lust of the mind, that, by a perserverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceedeth the short vehemence of carnal pleasure. What is explanation? Both our ordinary everyday concept of explanation and refinements of the concept in the philosophy of science seem to have a curiously circular quality. Theories are good… 

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