R: Reduction, Reductionism

Terence E. Horgan

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Metaphysics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781405152983
StatePublished - Apr 9 2009


  • rationalism-Concerning every existing thing it is possible to ask what is the cause of its existence
  • realism-an area of inquiry in which the truth can outstrip even our best epistemic accomplishments
  • reason-Regarded as one of the primary and most distinctive tools of metaphysics
  • reference-characterize the phenomenon-that is, to say what "refers" means
  • relations-Relations are held to be non repeatable temporal particulars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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