Nagelian Reduction Beyond the Nagel Model

Philosophy of Science 78 (3):353-375 (2011)
Abstract
Nagel’s official model of theory-reduction and the way it is represented in the literature are shown to be incompatible with the careful remarks on the notion of reduction Nagel gave while developing his model. Based on these remarks, an alternative model is outlined which does not face some of the problems the official model faces. Taking the context in which Nagel developed his model into account, it is shown that the way Nagel shaped his model and, thus, its well-known deficiencies, are best conceived of as a mere by-product of his philosophical background.
Keywords Ernest Nagel  Theory Reduction  Bridge Laws  Reductive Explanation
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DOI 10.1086/660300
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