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Diederik Aerts and Fritz Rohrlich Center Leo Apostel,
 

Summary: REDUCTION
Diederik Aerts and Fritz Rohrlich
Center Leo Apostel,
Brussels Free University,
Brussels, Belgium.
e-coordinates: diraerts@vub.ac.be
http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aerts
Department of Physics,
Syracuse University,
Syracuse, USA.
1160 Brussels, Belgium.
e-coordinates: rohrlich@syr.edu
To avoid misunderstanding, it is desirable to specify here a meaning of reduc-
tion which we shall not consider in the following. 'Reduction' has been used
(especially by logical positivists) to denote the claim that a scientific theory can
be expressed entirely in terms of observation statements, or, weaker, that all
theoretical terms of a theory can be so expressed. We make no such claims and
shall understand by 'reduction' the following three types.
(1) Logical reduction
(2) Theory reduction (sometimes called 'semantic reduction')

  

Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

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