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  • adjective Tending to unify.


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  • A set of behavior patterns serves as the explanatory or unificatory features bringing together the appearance of similar features across a very diverse set of phenomena and disciplines


  • We will need to spell out what counts as an attractive theory but for this we can appeal to the standard desiderata for good scientific theories: empirical success; unificatory power; simplicity; explanatory power; fertility and so on.

    Indispensability Arguments in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • In the use of all such principles our reflective judgment follows the natural unificatory tendency of the mind and acts, says Kant, “with art.”


  • It is important to Quine that certain things, such as math and logic, are less open to revision and rejection because they provide such utility and unificatory power.

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