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  • n. One who is not a reductionist.


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non- +‎ reductionist


  • As I see things, the best options for a nonreductionist are type-D dualism, type-E dualism, or type-F monism: that is, interactionism, epiphenomenalism, or panprotopsychism.

    Against Darwinism

  • But even if one accepts reductionism, and so abandons appeal to some further nonreductionist fact to explain personal identity, and even if one also believes that identity is not what matters in survival, one still has much work to do before being able to apply the theory to ethics.

    Personal Identity and Ethics

  • On the other hand, the nonreductionist might insist that I am justified in having special concern for my future ego simply insofar as it is the only thing that will be me, regardless of whether or not Relation R is preserved by or within it.

    Personal Identity and Ethics

  • Perhaps a biological or nonreductionist theory is just true, despite being irrelevant to our practical concerns.

    Personal Identity and Ethics


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