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PSA 1974 pp 613-632 | Cite as

Reductionism in Biology: Prospects and Problems

  • Kenneth F. Schaffner
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 32)

Abstract

Explications of what it means for one science to be reduced to another have been the focus of considerable interest in recent years, and when the reducing science is physics (and chemistry) and the reduced science is biology, additional concerns seem to arise. In this paper I wish to represent a model for theory reduction which has occupied my attention for some years now, and consider its applicability in the area of the biological sciences.1

Keywords

Molecular Genetic Theory Reduction Reduction Function Logical Empiricist Open Sentence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth F. Schaffner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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