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Reduction in science : structure, examples, philosophical problems

Author: Wolfgang Balzer; David A Pearce; H -J Schmidt
Publisher: Dordrecht [Holland] : Boston : D. Reidel ; Hingham, MA : Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1984.
Series: Synthese library, v. 175.
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Reduction in science.
Dordrecht [Holland] : Boston : D. Reidel ; Hingham, MA : Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1984
(OCoLC)610034178
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Balzer; David A Pearce; H -J Schmidt
ISBN: 9027718113 9789027718112
OCLC Number: 10913718
Notes: Papers presented at the colloquium "Reduktion in der Wissenschaft: Struktur, Beispiele, philosophische Probleme," held in Bielefeld, West Germany, July 18-21, 1983.
Description: vii, 446 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: May We Identify Reduction and Explanation of Theories ?.- Restriction and Embedding.- Anomalies of Reduction.- Ontological Reduction in the Natural Sciences.- Explanation of Theories and the Problem of Progress in Physics.- Reduction, Interpretation and Invariance.- Reduction and Evolution - Arguments and Examples.- Limiting Case Correspondence between Physical Theories.- Contact Structures, Predifferentiability and Approximation.- Tangent Embedding - A Special Kind of Approximate Reduction.- A Logical Investigation of the Phlogiston Case.- Utilistic Reduction in Sociology: The Case of Collective Goods.- Intertheory Relations in Growth Economics: Sraffa and Wicksell.- Possible Approaches to Reduction in Economic Theory.- Why Language ?.- On the Comparison of Classical and Special Relativistic Space-Time.- Space-Time Geometries for One-Dimensional Space.- Quantum Theory as a Factualization of Classical Theory.- Classical and Non Classical Limiting Cases of Quantum Logic.- Bell's Inequalities and the Reduction of Statistical Theories.- Name Index.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 175.
Responsibility: edited by Wolfgang Balzer, David A. Pearce, Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt.
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