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 Reduction - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Reduction, philosophy: reduction is the tracing back of a set of statements to another set of statements by rephrasing and replacing concepts of a subject domain by concepts from another subject domain. There must be conditions for the substitutability of a concept from the first domain by a concept from the second domain. An example of a reduction is the tracing back of mental concepts to physical concepts or to behavior. See also bridge laws, reductionism, translation, identity theory, materialism, physical/psychical, physicalism, eliminationism, functionalism, roles, indeterminacy.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Avramides, Anita Reduction   Avramides, Anita
Chalmers, David Reduction   Chalmers, David
Darwin, Charles Reduction   Darwin, Charles
Duhem, Pierre Reduction   Duhem, Pierre
Dummett, Michael E. Reduction   Dummett, Michael E.
Esfeld, Michael Reduction   Esfeld, Michael
Fodor, Jerry Reduction   Fodor, Jerry
Freud, Sigmund Reduction   Freud, Anna
Grice, H. Paul Reduction   Grice, H. Paul
Hintikka, Jaakko Reduction   Hintikka, Jaakko
Leibniz, G.W. Reduction   Leibniz, G.W.
Lewis, David K. Reduction   Lewis, David K.
Maturana, Humberto Reduction   Maturana, Humberto
Quine, W.V.O. Reduction   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, Stephen Reduction   Schiffer, Stephen
Searle, John R. Reduction   Searle, John R.
Stalnaker, Robert Reduction   Stalnaker, Robert
Vollmer, Gerhard Reduction   Vollmer, Gerhard

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