Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science

March 15, 2007|
Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science by Christian Sachse
Earn 825 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store


In contemporary philosophy of science, ontological reductionism, or the claim that everything that exists in the world is something physical, is the consensus mainstream position. Contrary to a widespread belief, this book establishes that ontological and epistemological reductionism stand or fall together. The author proposes a new strategy of conservative theory reduction that operates by means of the construction of functional sub-concepts that are coextensional with physical concepts. Thus, a complete conservative reductionism is established that vindicates both the indispensable scientific character of the special sciences and their reducibility to physics. The second part of the book works this strategy out, using the example of classical and molecular genetics.
Title:Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 in
Published:March 15, 2007
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter Gmbh US SR
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783110322873

Recently Viewed