Scientific explanation requires a certain type of predictability. The particulars that are studied by the social sciences do not possess that kind of predictability. Therefore the aspiration to construct scientific explanations in the social sciences is bound to fail.
"Predictability and Explanation in the Social Sciences,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol3/iss1/1
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