on April 25, 2020
As I understand, passage A is saying that interest in replicating the genes promotes altruistic behavior, thus IRG "explains" AB.
B is criticizing that all sorts of interests would explain any given behavior, and "[w]hat is needed to make it decisive that a particular interest explains a particular behavior is that the behavior would be reasonable only if one had that interest". So B seems to be saying that it should be:
AB ==> IRG
My question is: can words/phrases like "A explains B," "A decisively explains B," and " B is caused by A" diagrammed?
on May 5, 2020
on May 7, 2020