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Multiple realization and the commensurability of taxonomies

Zerilli, John


The past two decades have witnessed a revival of interest in multiple realization and multiply realized kinds. Bechtel and Mundale's (Philos Sci 66(2):175–207, 1999) illuminating discussion of the subject must no doubt be credited with having generated much of this renewed interest. Among other virtues, their paper expresses what seems to be an important insight about multiple realization: that unless we keep a consistent grain across realized and realizing kinds, claims alleging the multiple...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1599-1


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