This is Physical Reductionism

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This is Physical Reductionism. The classic example is a physiological explanation for  behavior. For example, the behavior occurred because of activity in the brain. It is  important to keep in mind that a reference to the brain does not necessarily make  something true. An empirical reductionistic explanation must show empirical  evidence that that entity "causes" the behavior. Few investigators would suggest  that the brain has no role whatsoever in the behavior of the organism. An empirical  reductionistic explanation must add substance and understanding to what everyone  already accepts.  This is Nonphysical Reductionism or Conceptual Reductionism. This  category includes any reductionistic entity without actual empirical  support (including nonempirical physiologizing). Ultimately this approach  can be seen as tautological. (Cause and effect are both the same single 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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