Gaura Rader (University of Florida) looks at Jerry Fodor's argument from his paper "Special Sciences" where he argues that reductionism is not necessary for the unity of science or token physicalism. Rader argues that Fodor is mistaken and that his attempt at providing a justification for the unity of science that doesn't make use of any type of reductionistic claim is circular and that the unity of science does require some form of reductionism

From “Consciousness and the Brain,” the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Consciousness, Boston, April 2011. Video production sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation.

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