Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Individual sciences/Reductionism/Natural kind/Generalization/Fodor: must allow exceptions. - The laws which connect the individual disjuncts in liberal reductionism, however, do not need to allow any exceptions. - Wrong solution: natural ways of IS to distinguish wherever the nat. kinds equal physics. - This requirement would make the laws of the IS valid without exception. - E.g. its own economic law for each currency system would invariably be valid, but no longer a generalization, gain in insight. - Then you can no longer tell what is happening in monetary systems, then E.g. -a currency system- would be no longer a natural kind. - Exceptions are explained away on the level of reducing science.

F/L
J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26