reductionism(redirected from Biological reductionism)
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an approach that tries to explain a form of behavior or an event in terms of a specific category of phenomena, such as biological, psychological, or cultural, negating the possibility of an interrelation of causal phenomena.
reductionisman erroneous belief that complex situations may be explained by reducing them to their component parts and explaining these.
n a tenet of the modern bioscientific approach to knowledge according to which anything complex can be explained primarily in terms of its simpler components.
policy of reducing subjects to its parts in an attempt to simplfy the understanding of the whole. The opposite of holism.