Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA11540 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:36:53 +0100 Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:15:20 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Levels of explanation (was Re: Determinism) Message-ID: <20010418181520.A598@ii01.org> References: <20010418125013.AAA28726@firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <20010418125013.AAA28726@email@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 08:49:55AM -0400 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 08:49:55AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> On 04/18/01 05:52, Robin Faichney said this-
> >"we have to distinguish
> >between causation and conceptual framework translation"
> OK, I know that's your manifesto at the moment, but, I have to admit I'm
> fuzzy on what 'conceptual framework translation' actually _is_.
> What is being translated and into what language?
Genetics, when you get to a certain level of detail, requires the language
of chemistry, rather than that of biology (biochemistry, microbiology,
whatever -- you get the idea). Similar translations are required
whenever we shift between levels of explanation. It's the different
concepts that apply within them that distinguish between levels.
-- Robin Faichney Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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