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Reductionism

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Reductionism is a disbelief that the higher levels of simplified multilevel models are out there in the territory, that concepts constructed by mind in themselves play a role in the behavior of reality. This doesn’t contradict the notion that the concepts used in simplified multilevel models refer to the actual clusters of configurations of reality.

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Reductionism

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2008 6:26 UTC
92 points
165 comments4 min readLW link

Mixed Refer­ence: The Great Re­duc­tion­ist Project

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2012 0:26 UTC
52 points
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Ex­clud­ing the Supernatural

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Sep 2008 0:12 UTC
70 points
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Hand vs. Fingers

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Mar 2008 0:36 UTC
61 points
95 comments3 min readLW link

Bad reductionism

adamzerner16 Dec 2020 8:21 UTC
11 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

The Re­duc­tion­ist Trap

Jemist9 Aug 2021 17:00 UTC
11 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Ex­pla­na­tions as Hard to Vary Assertions

Alexander24 Sep 2021 11:33 UTC
17 points
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Re­duc­tion­ism is not the ul­ti­mate tool for causal inference

tailcalled7 Jan 2022 21:51 UTC
11 points
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The Case for Fre­quen­tism: Why Bayesian Prob­a­bil­ity is Fun­da­men­tally Un­sound and What Science Does Instead

lsusr3 Apr 2022 20:52 UTC
22 points
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Mun­dane Magic

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Oct 2008 16:00 UTC
183 points
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Mys­te­ri­ous An­swers to Mys­te­ri­ous Questions

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Aug 2007 22:27 UTC
169 points
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Joy in the Merely Real

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Mar 2008 6:18 UTC
125 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­plain­ing vs. Ex­plain­ing Away

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Mar 2008 1:59 UTC
92 points
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An­gry Atoms

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Mar 2008 0:28 UTC
55 points
60 comments4 min readLW link

What a re­duc­tion of “could” could look like

cousin_it12 Aug 2010 17:41 UTC
82 points
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Fake Reductionism

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Mar 2008 22:49 UTC
83 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Against Mo­dal Logics

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Aug 2008 22:13 UTC
47 points
61 comments4 min readLW link

Bridge Col­lapse: Re­duc­tion­ism as Eng­ineer­ing Problem

Rob Bensinger18 Feb 2014 22:03 UTC
77 points
62 comments15 min readLW link

Re­duc­ing Agents: When ab­strac­tions break

Hazard31 Mar 2018 0:03 UTC
13 points
10 comments8 min readLW link

Re­duc­tion­ism Revisited

alkjash20 Mar 2018 6:00 UTC
11 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

The Virtue of Narrowness

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Aug 2007 17:57 UTC
96 points
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Psy­chic Powers

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Sep 2008 19:28 UTC
41 points
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Tapestries of Gold

Shane_Patt27 Apr 2014 7:23 UTC
37 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

The Laws of Magic

Annoyance15 Jun 2009 19:13 UTC
20 points
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Re­mind Phys­i­cal­ists They’re Physicalists

lukeprog15 Aug 2011 4:36 UTC
27 points
77 comments2 min readLW link

Heat vs. Motion

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2008 3:55 UTC
43 points
70 comments5 min readLW link

Ob­jec­tive truth?

pchvykov15 Feb 2021 21:47 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Free Will

Ape in the coat11 Oct 2021 18:41 UTC
28 points
22 comments8 min readLW link

Some limi­ta­tions of re­duc­tion­ism about epistemology

Richard_Ngo14 Feb 2022 8:50 UTC
18 points
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Unity of Doc­trine vs Unity of Method in Philosophy

JonathanErhardt22 Apr 2022 13:16 UTC
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