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The Resource Power and influence : the metaphysics of reductive explanation, Richard Corry, (electronic resource)

Power and influence : the metaphysics of reductive explanation, Richard Corry, (electronic resource)

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Power and influence : the metaphysics of reductive explanation
Title
Power and influence
Title remainder
the metaphysics of reductive explanation
Statement of responsibility
Richard Corry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world is a complex place, and this complexity is an obstacle to our attempts to explain, predict, and control it. In this text, Richard Corry investigates the assumptions that are built into the reductive method of explanation - the method whereby we study the components of a complex system in relative isolation and use the information so gained to explain or predict the behaviour of the complex whole. He investigates the metaphysical presuppositions built into the reductive method, seeking to ascertain what the world must be like in order that the method could work. Corry argues that the method assumes the existence of causal powers that manifest causal influence - a relatively unrecognised ontological category, of which forces are a paradigm example. The success of the reductive method, therefore, is an argument for the existence of such causal influences.--
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Corry, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reductionism
  • Causation
Target audience
specialized
Label
Power and influence : the metaphysics of reductive explanation, Richard Corry, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198840718.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
EDZ0002088115
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191876332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100428050
Label
Power and influence : the metaphysics of reductive explanation, Richard Corry, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198840718.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
EDZ0002088115
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191876332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100428050

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