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  • "Reductive" criticism occurs "when some constituent of the work of art is isolated and then the whole is reduced to terms of this single isolated element," or when the work is reduced to its historical, political, or economic circumstances.

    Perfecting the Power to Perceive

  • Reductive materialism has no use for consciousness.

    Continuation…

  • Reductive physicalists, however, are no better, since they simply deal with human cognition and qualia by failing to acknowledge their existence.

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  • Reductive realists can, of course, explain the uniqueness of relative terms and predications without introducing relations over and above their foundations.

    Medieval Theories of Relations

  • Reductive realists recognize the worry here, as well as the initial attraction of identifying relations with pairs of accidents taken jointly.

    Medieval Theories of Relations

  • Reductive realists, as we have just seen, identify F and G with ordinary categorial accidents, whereas non-reductive realists identify them with accidents of sui generis type.

    Medieval Theories of Relations

  • Reductive realists, as we have seen, identify them with ordinary, non-relational accidents such as quantities or qualities, whereas non-reductive realists identify them with monadic properties of a sui generis type.

    Medieval Theories of Relations

  • Reductive theories of what it is to be a value satisfy this description, and other kinds of theory may do so, as well.

    Value Theory

  • “Non-Basic Time and Reductive Strategies: Leibniz's Theory of Time,” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science (28: 2) 289-318.

    Leibniz's Philosophy of Physics

  • Reductive materialists can be viewed as eliminativists with respect to an immaterial soul.

    Eliminative Materialism

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