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Unification and the Myth of Purely Reductive Understanding

In: Organon F, vol. 27, no. 2
Michael J. Shaffer
Rok, strany: 2020, 142 - 168
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Explanation; reduction; simplicity; scientific under- standing; unification.
Typ článku: Research Article
O článku:
In this paper significant challenges are raised with respect to the view that explanation essentially involves unification. These objections are raised specifically with respect to the well-known versions of unificationism developed and defended by Michael Fried- man and Philip Kitcher. The objections involve the explanatory regress argument and the concepts of reduction and scientific understanding. Essentially, the contention made here is that these versions of unificationism wrongly assume that reduction secures understanding.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
J. Shaffer, M. 2020. Unification and the Myth of Purely Reductive Understanding. In Organon F, vol. 27, no.2, pp. 142-168. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27201

J. Shaffer, M. (2020). Unification and the Myth of Purely Reductive Understanding. Organon F, 27(2), 142-168. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27201
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Publikované: 2. 5. 2020
Verejná licencia:
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