[ UK /ɹɪdˈʌkʃənˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. a theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components
  2. the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents
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How To Use reductionism In A Sentence

  • Clements was an influential writer who developed a philosophy of ecology that differed fundamentally from the reductionism of Warming and Cowles.
  • The idea of television against reductionism recalls the adage about fighting for peace, and the equivalent activity for virginity.
  • It was noted some time ago, by Thomas Nagel (1979), that the denial of radical emergentism coupled with nonreductionism seems to entail panpsychism.
  • The minute problem of people avariciously going for reductionism even when it is the wrong choice resolves itself by the competition on "the market of ideas". This is Getting Boring: General Relativity Passes Yet another Big Test! | Universe Today
  • Synthesis and holism is much more scientifically subtle than analysis and reductionism.
  • Complexity, Reductionism, Urban Management, Meta - synthesis, Science and Technology.
  • In contrast to reductionism, there is the view that testimony is itself a ‘basic’ source of warrant.
  • Ayer by now thought phenomenalism was unsuccessful in this attempt, and again reductionism would not work for the future cases.
  • Even for the casually religious, such seeming reductionism can rankle.
  • That does not require that in embracing naturalism one also embrace determinism, physicalism, and reductionism.
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