Explanatory Pluralism and Macro-Causation

  title={Explanatory Pluralism and Macro-Causation},
  author={Theo C. Meyering},
Contemporary reductionism nowadays comes in various strengths and flavors, ranging from restricted claims concerning the token identity of physical and mental events up to the more orthodox claims about the reducibility of psychological laws. This paper first provides a taxonomy of different versions of reductionism arranged in order of decreasing strength. Against this backdrop it is argued that classical arguments in favor of an absolute autonomy of psychology and of the special sciences fall… CONTINUE READING


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