Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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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Avramides I 23
Grice: analytical biconditional: left hand side: semantical, right side psychological terms - (right hand side more complex than left) - reductive: in the end only psychological terms - if not, then reciprocal (Avramides pro) - reciprocal: the analysis must also be applied to the relations, that the meanings have to the mental states. SchifferVsGrice: speaker-meaning does not have a logical priority - otherwise circular. reciprocal analysis / Avramides: can show how psychological and semantic concepts fit together.


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Gri I
H. Paul Grice
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Hg. Georg Meggle Frankfurt/M. 1993

Avr I
A. Avramides
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21