Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science Christian Sachse

ISBN: 9783938793466

Published: August 31st 2007

Hardcover

330 pages


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Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science  by  Christian Sachse

Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science by Christian Sachse
August 31st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 330 pages | ISBN: 9783938793466 | 4.56 Mb

In contemporary philosophy of science, ontological reductionism, or the claim that everything that exists in the world is something physical, is the consensus mainstream position. This book establishes that ontological and epistemologicalMoreIn contemporary philosophy of science, ontological reductionism, or the claim that everything that exists in the world is something physical, is the consensus mainstream position.

This book establishes that ontological and epistemological reductionism stand or fall together. The author proposes a new strategy of conservative theory reduction that operates by means of the construction of functional sub-concepts that are coextensional with physical concepts. The second part of the book works this strategy out, using the example of classical and molecular genetics.Christian Sachse is MER supplant at the University of Lausanne (epistemology, philosophy, and history of science), Switzerland.

His main research interest is in the philosophy of science.



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