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Reductive Physicalism

  • By: Barbara Montero
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

One way in which something utterly mysterious can be unraveled is to reduce it to something we can understand. Not surprisingly, then, philosophy, which often tries to understand mysteries, takes reduction as one of its tools. Is knowledge reducible to true, ...