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That's not an explanation

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on September 07, 1999 at 16:17:48:

In Reply to: ever decreasing ones posted by Gee on September 07, 1999 at 12:56:07:

: (eg, he did it because his mom was angry is only the beginning of an explanation, not all of it)

Sure, because your example can't even attribute behavior to the individual himself. In real life, individuals exhibit behavior. Please review my argument -- "self-interest" doesn't tell us why people behave the way they do, gives us no reason why we should attribute one motive to the individual over others.

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