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51. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 111 > Issue: 1
Jeremy Butterfield, Reduction, Emergence, and Renormalization
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In previous work, I described several examples combining reduction and emergence: where reduction is understood a la Ernest Nagel, and emergence is understood as behaviour that is novel. Here, my aim is again to reconcile reduction and emergence, for a case which is apparently more problematic than those I treated before: renormalization. My main point is that renormalizability being a generic feature at accessible energies gives us a conceptually unified family of Nagelian reductions. That is worth saying since philosophers tend to think of scientific explanation as only explaining an individual event, or perhaps a single law, or at most deducing one theory as a special case of another. Here we see a framework in which there is a space of theories endowed with enough structure that it provides a family of reductions.
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52. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 111 > Issue: 1
Penelope Mackie, Mere Possibilities: Metaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics by Robert Stalnaker
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Noam Chomsky, The Dewey Lectures 2013: What Kind of Creatures Are We? Lecture I: What Is Language?
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Noam Chomsky, The Dewey Lectures 2013: What Kind of Creatures Are We? Lecture II: What Can We Understand?
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Noam Chomsky, The Dewey Lectures 2013: What Kind of Creatures Are We? Lecture III: What Is the Common Good?
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New Books: Anthologies
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Index to Volume CX
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Ernest Sosa, Epistemic Agency
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C. Mantzavinos, Explanatory Games
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