Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Michael Burke, Richard Breheny and William Lycan

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7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 2. Reduction
Types cannot be reduced, but levels of reduction are varied groupings of the same tokens [Lycan]
Institutions are not reducible as types, but they are as tokens [Lycan]
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 3. Levels of Reality
One location may contain molecules, a metal strip, a key, an opener of doors, and a human tragedy [Lycan]
Biologists see many organic levels, 'abstract' if seen from below, 'structural' if seen from above [Lycan]
7. Existence / E. Categories / 3. Proposed Categories
I see the 'role'/'occupant' distinction as fundamental to metaphysics [Lycan]