File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2001/bhaskar.0111, message 9


Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 18:03:10 -0500
Subject: Re: BHA: Re:SRHE


hi howard,

sorry. at p.33 in my copy of SRHE i find my marginal note at that line saying:
 ? praxis - *in* dependent ?  so i too would like to see the reading
that makes sense of the text as printed.

john mage 

howard engelskirchen wrote:
> 
> Hi All!
> 
> At p. 33 in Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation Bhaskar explains "the
> antimony of reductive analysis" as follows:
> 
> "x cannot be reduced to or analysed or defined in terms of y, where x but
> not y is (i) praxis-dependent, (ii) universal and (iii) effective in open
> systems, where x=causal laws and y=constant conjunction of events."
> 
> I assume there is a fairly critical inadvertent absence here:  (i) should
> read *NOT* praxis-dependent, shouldn't it?
> 
> Anyone have a reading that makes sense of the text as printed?
> 
> Howard
> 
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