Ontological reduction: A comment on Lombardi and labarca [Book Review]

Foundations of Chemistry 8 (1):73-80 (2006)
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In a recent article in this journal (Foundations of Chemistry, 7 (2005), 125–148) Lombardi and Labarca call into question a thesis of ontological reduction to which several writers on reduction subscribe despite rejecting a thesis of epistemological reduction. Lombardi and Labarca advocate instead a pluralistic ontology inspired by Putnam’s internal realism. I suggest that it is not necessary to go so far, and that a more critical view of the ontological reduction espoused by the authors they criticise circumvents the need to resort to their radical alternative.
Keywords Philosophy   History   Philosophy of Science   Physical Chemistry   Chemistry/Food Science, general
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DOI 10.1007/s10698-005-9002-6
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