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He goes on: “With Einstein the vision became all-encompassing. Einstein advocated unification coupled with a radical form of theory reductionism. ‘ ... ”12 The increasingly successful reduction of chemistry to physics raised the expectation that biological processes could be explained by reducing them to chemistry and thence to physics. There have been a series of successes here, beginning in 1828, when the synthesis of urea refuted the claim that biochemistry was essentially distinct from inorganic chemistry, and continuing in current study of the physics of self-organizing systems and their bearing on the origin of life.
There are even atomist-reductionist elements in Hobbes’s epistemology and theory of language. To understand a concept, one resolves (analyzes) it into its constituents. By synthesis (or composition) one can then understand causal relations. Words are marks that stand for thoughts; these marks or signs are connected together to form speech. Hobbes’s social atomism continues throughout the modern period in later versions of social contract theory. Another clear instance of atomism is the utilitarian account of ethics.
Our ongoing discussions have been the single most important inspiration for this book. Robert J. Russell made helpful comments on a draft of this chapter. Chapter 2 was originally published in slightly different form as “scientific Realism and Postmodern Philosophy,” British Journal for Philosophy of Science 41 (1990):291—303. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press. Chapter 3 is part of a paper discussed under the auspices of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science at Boston University in November 1993.
Anglo-american Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives On Science, Religion, And Ethics by Nancey Murphy