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Conclusion
The upside of these considerations regarding our contemporary understanding of complex
structures is the demand for pluralism in modes of explanation. Explanation is not one size
fits all and not all explanations are reductive by appeal to strict laws. Instead, there are
multiple modes of explanation that are tuned to the kinds of phenomena that populate our
world. The more we understand about nature, the more different kinds of things we discover,
and our accounts of explanation and our modes of explanation need to accommodate that
kind of variety.
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