How to be an anti-reductionist

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2020) How to be an anti-reductionist. Synthese, 197(7), pp. 2849-2866. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1722-y)

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One popular view in recent years takes the source of testimonial entitlement to reside in the intrinsically social character of testimonial exchanges. This paper looks at two extant incarnations of this view, what we dub ‘weak’ and ‘modest’ social anti-reductionism, and questions the rationales behind their central claims. Furthermore, we put forth an alternative, strong social anti-reductionist account, and show how it does better than the competition on both theoretical and empirical grounds.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kelp, Professor Christoph and Simion, Professor Mona
Authors: Simion, M., and Kelp, C.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Synthese
ISSN (Online):1573-0964
Published Online:01 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Synthese 197(7): 2849-2866
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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