|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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Reductionism/Freud/Rorty: he does not explain to us art is actually sublimation, philosophical system formation is only paranoia, or religion is merely misguided memory.
Freud/Rorty: has no interest in a distinction between reality and appearance. It is about re-definition.
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