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Who's Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?

Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad and Frigg, Roman and Hartmann, Stephan (2010) Who's Afraid of Nagelian Reduction? [Preprint]


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We reconsider the Nagelian theory of reduction and argue that, contrary to a widely held view, it is the right analysis of intertheoretic reduction, since the alleged difficulties of the theory either vanish upon closer inspection or turn out to be substantive philosophical questions rather than knock-down arguments.

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Item Type: Preprint
Dizadji-Bahmani, Foad
Frigg, Roman
Hartmann, Stephan
Additional Information: This paper will appear in Erkenntnis.
Keywords: Reduction, bridge laws, multiple realisability
Subjects: General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Depositing User: Stephan Hartmann
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5323

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