Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?

Erkenntnis 73 (3):393-412 (2010)
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Abstract

We reconsider the Nagelian theory of reduction and argue that, contrary to a widely held view, it is the right analysis of intertheoretic reduction. The alleged difficulties of the theory either vanish upon closer inspection or turn out to be substantive philosophical questions rather than knock-down arguments

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Stephan Hartmann
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Foad Dizadji-Bahmani
California State University, Los Angeles
Roman Frigg
London School of Economics