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On the Role of Bridge Laws in Intertheoretic Relations
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 78, No. 5 (December 2011), pp. 1108-1119
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662272
Page Count: 12
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What is the role of bridge laws in intertheoretic relations? An assumption shared by many views about these relations is that bridge laws enable reductions. In this article, I acknowledge the naturalness of this assumption, but I question it by presenting a context within thermal physics (involving phase transitions) in which the bridge laws, puzzlingly, seem to contribute to blocking the reduction.
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