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Supervenience, Reduction, and Translation

Dewar, Neil (2018) Supervenience, Reduction, and Translation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper considers the following question: what is the relationship between supervenience and reduction? I investigate this formally, first by introducing a recent argument by Christian List to the effect that one can have supervenience without reduction; then by considering how the notion of Nagelian reduction can be related to the formal apparatus of definability and translation theory; then by showing how, in the context of propositional theories, topological constraints on supervenience serve to enforce reducibility; and finally, how constraints derived from the theory of ultraproducts can enforce reducibility in the context of first-order theories.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Dewar, Neilneil.dewar@lrz.uni-muenchen.de0000-0001-6623-4529
Keywords: Supervenience Reduction Translation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Neil Dewar
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 00:33
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 00:33
Item ID: 15304
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 23 February 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15304

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