Re: Levels of explanation (was Re: Determinism)

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Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 19:19:15 BST

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    On 04/18/01 13:15, Robin Faichney said this-

    >> 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.

    So, are you saying that at such extreme levels, (perspectives), we also
    shift views about causes?

    Which leads me to wonder what _you_ think the difference is "between
    causation and conceptual framework translation"?

    - Wade

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