[ UK /ɹɪdˈʌkʃənˌɪst/ ]
  1. of or relating to the theory of reductionism
    reductionist arguments
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How To Use reductionist In A Sentence

  • It has been argued that the traditional view of the Earth as a nurturing mother was replaced, after the Renaissance, by the scientific, atomistic and reductionist paradigms.
  • Identity theorists are reductionists; and reduction is distinct from elimination.
  • Even psychologists who applaud his teleology and antireductionist position may not be comfortable with him.
  • The result is skeptical and non-reductionistic, both good, but confusingly equivocal.
  • The second abandons hope for reductionist exploitation of behaviorist ideas on behalf of materialism.
  • In reductionist atrial myocyte and non-myocyte cell systems, BIN1 is sufficient to form membrane invaginations and distribute Cav1. 2 to these BIN1-containing membrane regions (visualized by total internal reflection microscopy, TIRFm). PLoS Biology: New Articles
  • He attacks the critics of postmodernism by calling them sociological reductionists.
  • If those actualist representationists are right and consistency is indeed a modal notion, then actualist representationism is not a reductionist theory of modality. Possible Objects
  • It will be interesting to see whether Prof. Diamond's focus on geography attracts the dread label ‘reductionist’ so often slapped on hereditarians.
  • This tendency is accompanied by worries of critics that embracing a reductionist approach to medicine that conceives of human health and disease in wholly molecular or genetic terms individualizes these and detracts attention from our shared social and physical environments and the role of toxins, fast food, poverty, lack of access to health care, etc. The Human Genome Project
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