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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/Lewis: usually one takes them to be empirical hypotheses - regardless of the reducing theory - Theoretical terms/Kemeny/Oppenheimer accept theoretical terms as predicates, then their bridge laws are more universally completed biconditionals than identities - Lewis. bridge laws should contain significant occurrences of theoretical terms.

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Clarence Irving Lewis
Collected Papers of Clarence Irving Lewis Stanford 1970

David K. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

David K. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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