Some comments on “reduction”

Acta Biotheoretica 24 (3-4):163-167 (1975)
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Something is wrong with current discussions about theory reduction. The question of whether higher level theories are reducible to lower level theories cannot be posed in a sensible way if methodological principles that are needed to evaluate scientific theories are disregarded. If this is recognized, the problem looses much of its alleged importance



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