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Bridge laws: provide relations between the terms of two theories, if one of the theories is to be reduced to the other. See also reduction, reductionism, theories.
 
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"Bridge laws" / Mathematics / Physics / Field: connect purely abstract entities and physical objects - so they contain mathematical and physical vocabulary - III 10 if the theory (not about unobserved objects) T contains the covering laws, one canuse it to establish new claims about observables -

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27