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Being ReducedNew Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation$
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Jakob Hohwy and Jesper Kallestrup

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199211531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Being Reduced
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Jakob Hohwy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0001

This introductory chapter reviews the current debate on reduction and reductive explanation. It presents the standard accounts in the field and shows how they connect with the cutting-edge discussions and arguments in the chapters of this anthology. A brief overview is then given of each of the fourteen chapters to follow.

Keywords:   reduction, reductive explanation, causation, laws of nature, properties, mind-body problem, physicalism, non-reductive physicalism, dualism, supervenience

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