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Reduction and Multiple Realizability

Batterman, Robert (2014) Reduction and Multiple Realizability. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper addresses the recent resurgence of Nagel style reduction in the philosophical literature. In particular, it considers the so-called multiple realizability objection to reductionism presented most forcefully by Sober in 1999. It is argued that this objection misses the point of multiple realizability and that there remain serious problems for reductionist methodologies in science.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Batterman, Robertrbatterm@pitt.edu
Keywords: Reduction, Multiple Realizability, Universality
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: rbatterm rbatterm rbatterm
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 14:11
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 14:11
Item ID: 11190
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 12 December 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11190

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