The 'Reduction by Synthesis' of Biology to Physical Chemistry

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The reduction of biology to physical chemistry raises various problems. The present debate implicitly rests on a 'classical' conception of reduction inspired principally by Nagel's work. This conception, not being wholly consistent with scientific practice, should be replaced by 'reduction by synthesis'. This approach is based on relations between chemistry and physics, and offers interesting possibilities for its application to the case of biology.
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