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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.
 
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Meaning / Grice / reduction / psychology / semantics / Avramides: must the analysis use psychological terms which are not based on the semantic concepts first analyzed? - Loar: yes, you can analyze propositionbal attitudes without semantic concepts of public language. (> Loar 1981) - In what sense is the psychological more fundamental than the semantic? - There are several different types of asymmetry. - Griceans: hopes for scientific discoveries in the future. - AvramidesVs: that already anticipates further reduction to the physical.

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A. Avramides
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23