ALGEMEEN NEDERLANDS TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR WIJSBEGEERTE

TitleOp het snijvlak van cognitie, wetenschap en filosofie: intertheoretische relaties in de twintigste eeuw
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGervais, R
JournalALGEMEEN NEDERLANDS TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR WIJSBEGEERTE
Volume104
Number1
Pagination21–38
ISSN0002-5275
Abstract

This article provides a critical survey of the debate on intertheoretic relations, with particular emphasis on the cognitive sciences. I begin by distinguishing two opposing sides, reductionism and antireductionism, and proceed by tracking the changes these positions underwent in the twentieth century. It appears that these changes consist to a significant degree in smoothing out the rough edges of both, so that the original positions can be understood as crude extremes. The monistic accounts of intertheoretic relations were traded in for more tolerant and nuanced approaches, a tendency that is chiefly inspired by an increasing focus on actual scientific practice.

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