Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Fodor, Jerry
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Reductionism I 138
Def reductionism/Fodor: roughly speaking, the connection of the token ph. with the assumption that there are natural-kind predicates in ideal complete physics corresponding to the natural-kind predicates in all ideally completed individual sciences. - Reductionism: nat-kind predicate = nat-kind predicate - Fodor thesis: reductionism is too strong a requirement for the individual sciences. - 142 I argued that the co-extensions are nomologically necessary! - Bridge laws are laws! - FodorVs - I 143 reductionism does not guarantee an adequate vocabulary for all individual cases .
I 144
Def reductionism: nat-kind predicates correspond to nat-kind p (or the kinds are coextensive)-
Def token physicalism: event = event. - Def type physicalism: property = property.

J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29