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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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LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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