|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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|Dennett I 85
Reduction/Dennett: Darwin reduced teleology to non-teleology, design towards order (without creator).
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Putnam III 33
Darwin: tended to a reductionist view that the mind was to be understood by referring back to physics and chemistry. Nowadays, not even materialist philosophers are of this opinion anymore.
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Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993
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Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990