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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
    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 11:19
    Item ID: 5323

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