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Explanatory reductionism

This reductionist idea is interesting and important; and whenever we can explain entities and events on a higher level by those of a lower level, we can speak of a great scientific success, and can say that we have added much to our understanding of the higher level. As a research programme, reductionism is not only important, but it is part of the programme of science whose aim is to explain and to understand.

However, do we really have good reasons to hope that a reduction the the lowest level will be achieved? [18]

1 comment

  1. PeterM says:

    Who ever said that the explanations have to reduce to the lowest level??

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