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Levelling Reduction

Machamer and Sullivan, Peter & Jacqueline (2001) Levelling Reduction. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Argues in favor of a mechanism approach to understanding (at least some) science and scientific explanation. Criticizes current models of reduction, becuase they fail to be able to include activities, which do much of the explanatory work in mechanisms, and the assumpotions of reductive models about discrete levels is seriously fatal. Uses LTP research as an example.


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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: Neuroscience, LTP, reuction, mechanism, expalnation, levels, activities
Conferences and Volumes: [2001] Pitt-London Workshop in the Philosophy of Biology and Neuroscience (London, September 2001)
Depositing User: Peter Machamer
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
Item ID: 386
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/386

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