Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Reduction, Explanation and Realism by David Charles

What is reduction? Must all discussions of the mind, value, colour, biological organisms, and persons aim to reduce these to objects and properties that can be studied by more basic, physical science? Conversely, does failure to achieve a reduction undermine the legitimacy of higher levels of description or explanation? In recent years philosophers have attempted to avoid these traditional alternatives by developing an account of higher-level phenomena which shows them to be grounded in, but not reducible to, basic physical objects and properties. The contributors to this volume examine the motivations for such anti-reductionist views, and assess their coherence and success, in a number of different fields. Their essays constitute a unified discussion, into which the reader is led by an introductory chapter where the editors set out some of the central claims and questions.

Buy Reduction, Explanation and Realism by David Charles from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198751311
ISBN-10: 0198751311
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 486
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Reduction, Explanation and Realism by David Charles

Book Reviews - Reduction, Explanation and Realism by David Charles

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reduction, Explanation and Realism book by David Charles and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By David Charles

Is the Cemetery Dead? by David Charles
Hardback, April 2018
$49.49 $54.99
Definition in Greek Philosophy by David Charles
Hardback, August 2010
$132.26 $146.95
Aristotle on Meaning and Essence by David Charles
Hardback, October 2000
$188.95 $209.95
Quilter's Desk Diary 2015 by David Charles
Hardback, July 2014
$24.29 $26.99