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A priori entailment and the metaphysics of science

McQueen, Kelvin James


In this dissertation I develop a framework for evaluating theories of fundamental reality and a related framework for evaluating reductive explanations. The former is the A Priori Entailment thesis (AET), which states that all truths are a priori deducible from the fundamental truths. The latter is the Reduction Entailment thesis (RET), which states that a successful and complete reductive explanation requires that the explanandum is a priori deducible from the explanans. After defending...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51517929552


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