PL EN


2020 | 27 | 2 | 142 – 168
Article title

UNIFICATION AND THE MYTH OF PURELY REDUCTIVE UNDERSTANDING

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
In this paper significant challenges are raised with respect to the view that explanation essentially involves unification. These objections are raised specifically with respect to the well-known versions of unificationism developed and defended by Michael Friedman and Philip Kitcher. The objections involve the explanatory regress argument and the concepts of reduction and scientific understanding. Essentially, the contention made here is that these versions of unificationism wrongly assume that reduction secures understanding.
Contributors
  • St. Cloud State University, Department of Philosophy, CH365N, 720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301, USA, mjshaffer@stcloudstate.edu
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.cejsh-931d70e1-7114-4f99-85fd-84e23546b2dd
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.