Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7081
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCALLEBAUT, Werner-
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-20T16:12:51Z-
dc.date.available2007-12-20T16:12:51Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.citationRevue philosophique de Louvain, 93(1-2). p. 33-66-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1942/7081-
dc.description.abstractThree forms of reductionism are currently being advocated seriously. (1) The doctrine of constitutive (or «ontological») reductionism, according to which no biological phenomenon conflicts with physico-chemical explanations, is now generally accepted. (2) According to theoretical reductionism, which is the most recent expression of the logical-empiricist doctrine of the unity of science, the theories formulated in biology are special cases of physico-chemical theories. (3) According to explanatory reductionism, all biological phenomena can be explained in terms of the actions and interactions of their components. The first form of reductionism turns out to be too weak. The second form, which is closely related to Hempel's deductive-nomological explanation scheme, is too strong to characterize research in biology. However, models of reductive explanation — in particular, Wimsatt's model of explanatory reduction and Kauffman's model of explanation by articulation of parts — reconstruct scientific practices in biology more adequately. In the context of explanatory reductionism, various forms of emergence can be defined which (contrary to current opinion about emergence) do not at all exclude reducibility.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.titleRéduction et explication mécaniste en biologie-
dc.typeJournal Contribution-
dc.identifier.epage66-
dc.identifier.issue1-2-
dc.identifier.spage33-
dc.identifier.volume93-
dc.bibliographicCitation.oldjcat-
dc.identifier.doi10.2143/RPL.93.1.541824-
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
item.contributorCALLEBAUT, Werner-
item.fullcitationCALLEBAUT, Werner (1995) Réduction et explication mécaniste en biologie. In: Revue philosophique de Louvain, 93(1-2). p. 33-66.-
item.accessRightsClosed Access-
Appears in Collections:Non-affiliated authors
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

50
checked on Jul 1, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.