Definition of reductionism in English:
The practice of analyzing and describing a complex phenomenon in terms of phenomena that are held to represent a simpler or more fundamental level, especially when this is said to provide a sufficient explanation.
- The main enemies are psychologism, reductionism, idealism, and the distortion of the phenomena by philosophical systems.
- That does not require that in embracing naturalism one also embrace determinism, physicalism, and reductionism.
- In contrast to reductionism, there is the view that testimony is itself a ‘basic’ source of warrant.
Definition of reductionism in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.