Reduction, Levels of Analysis, and the Contributions of Diachronic Theories about Long Term Processes in Cross-Scientific Settings


1. Introduction The New Wave models of reduction in science incorporate the best insights of both the logical empiricists and their critics. They propose that cases of intertheoretic mapping can fall anywhere along a continuum of possibilities from nearly perfect isomorphs at one end of that continuum (which the logical empiricists tended to stress) to… (More)

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