Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Capability of being realized.

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  • noun The property or characteristic of being realizable.

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Examples

  • I haven't had time to read many of the posts, but there are a couple on philosophy of mind that sound interesting one's on multiple-realizability, which is always interesting, and both Clark and Richard have interesting entries.

    Philosophers' Carnival VIII

  • (Berufspolitiker) who combines a passionate conviction in supra-mundane ideals that politics has to serve and a sober rational calculation of its realizability in this mundane world.

    Asthmatic

  • In connection with this objection, one should take note of the recently developed “multiple realizability” view of truth, according to which truth is not to be identified with correspondence to fact but can be realized by correspondence to fact for truthbearers of some domains of discourse and by other properties for truthbearers of other domains of discourse, including “flagged” domains.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth

  • There may be interesting connections with the issue of multiple realizability in the philosophy of mind and with accounts of reduction in science, but these have not yet been explored.

    Philosophy of Technology

  • The multiple realizability of higher level kinds is viewed by many philosophers of mind and social science as an obstacle to reduction

    Reductionism in Biology

  • Sober, E. (1999) “The multiple realizability argument against reductionism”, Philosophy of Science

    Reductionism in Biology

  • This means a great save no intermediaries or real shops but also great realizability: an online shop can survive only if it can sell people hat people are searching for.

    LBW

  • This means a great save no intermediaries or real shops but also great realizability: an online shop can survive only if it can sell people hat people are searching for.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • In other words, the “lesson” is the joint-realizability or compossibility of all of these things, so long as one has perfectly planned out and coordinated her various goals.

    In reply to a reply by J.H. Huebert and Walter Block

  • The multiple-realizability argument being criticized by Sober was based on abstract considerations in the context of philosophy of mind.

    Molecular Genetics

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