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Special sciences

Known as: Special science 
Special sciences are those sciences other than fundamental physics, that are presumed to be reducible to fundamental physics, at least in principle… Expand
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Highly Cited
2015
Highly Cited
2015
I argue that there is a tension between the claim that at least some kinds in the special sciences are multiply realized and the… Expand
Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
The issue of downward causation (and mental causation in particular), and the exclusion problem is discussed by taking into… Expand
2010
2010
Abell, Felin and Foss argue that “macro-explanations” in strategic management, explanations in which organizational routines… Expand
2008
2008
This paper concentrates on some aspects of the history of the analytic-synthetic distinction from Kant to Bolzano and Frege. This… Expand
2007
2007
The paper sets out a new strategy for theory reduction by means of functional sub‐types. This strategy is intended to get around… Expand
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
A typical thesis of positivistic philosophy of science is that all true theories in the special sciences should reduce to… Expand
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
  • W. Bechtel
  • Minds and Machines
  • 2004
  • Corpus ID: 18569864
The notion of levels has been widely used in discussions of cognitive science, especially in discussions of the relation of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
  • J. Woodward
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 2000
  • Corpus ID: 27892313
This paper describes an alternative to the common view that explanation in the special sciences involves subsumption under laws… Expand
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
I do not believe there are any "special sciences" in Fodor's sense. I think that there is a large group of sciences I will call… Expand
Highly Cited
1946
Highly Cited
1946
THE object of the pamphlets in the Series “Looking Forward”, issued by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is to… Expand