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Reductionism, philosophy: reductionism is a collective term for attempts, to either trace back statements in a subject area to statements from a sub-area of this subject area or equating statements of a subject area with statements of another subject area. The main point here is the justification of such transfers. Reductionism in the narrower sense is the thesis that reduction is possible. Typical reductionisms exist in the domain of the philosophy of mind. See also holism, eliminativism, materialism, physicalism, functionalism.
 
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SearleVsReductionism: if one could reduce qualia (e.g., sensation of pain), Qualia would be in reality something different. However, it is nothing different.
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I 77f
Why would you reduce everyday objects to anything? - My everyday theory that large farm houses will have probably two stories is hopelessly irrelevant, but that does not question the existence of farm houses - Vs reductionism: funny: once it was considered as evidence of non-existence, when you could reduce something.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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