Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and the Complexity of Reductions
That reductions of theories and unifications of science frequently occur by means of identifications is a widely accepted hypothesis of methodology. Usually we are concerned with the micro-reductions of things, in which an entity is identified with a structured aggregate of smaller constituents. And, it is frequently alleged, we must also take into account further identifications in which the attributes of the macro-object, expressed by predicates in the macro-theory, are identified with attributes of the aggregate of micro-entities differently expressed by predicates of the micro- or reducing theory.
KeywordsStatistical Mechanic Thermodynamic Limit Thermodynamic Quantity Thermodynamic Entropy Macroscopic Theory
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