Feynman and Why-Questions


My earlier thoughts on why-questions here.

I’m inclined to think that he’s being a bit pessimistic. Not all explanations (i.e., answers to why-questions) need to be deeper than the the explanandum (i.e., that which is being explained). One can also explain by showing how things fit together (a certain form of structural explanation), which is what Feynman actually offers.

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