Reductionism in Biology

[Revised entry by Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love on February 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reductionism encompasses a set of ontological, epistemological, and
Philosophy News image
[Revised entry by Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love on February 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reductionism encompasses a set of ontological, epistemological, and methodological claims about the relations between different scientific domains. The basic question of reduction is whether the properties, concepts, explanations, or methods from one scientific domain (typically at higher levels of organization) can be deduced from or explained by the properties, concepts, explanations, or methods from another domain of science (typically at lower levels of organization). Reduction is germane to a variety of issues in philosophy of science,...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus